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Dark Side of Paris Evening Walk – Small group tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Product code: 3994
Overview

Join a nighttime 3-hour walking tour set against some of Paris’ most beautifully illuminated monuments! 

Your expert guide will take you into a world of conspiracy, assassinations, ghosts, mystery and intrigue. You will hear about Paris darkest secrets that have remained buried for centuries: medieval murders, curses and prophecies, the violent death of King Henri IV, the macabre origins of the Catacombs and even the legend of the Holy Grail. Enjoy all of this against a perfect backdrop, as you’ll walk by the Conciergerie, Place Dauphine, Pont Neuf, the Louvre, Notre Dame, and more.

You will meet our guide “Localers” outside the “Cité” metro station in the Ile de la Cité as the sunset appears in the sky. In front of the Conciergerie, an ancient medieval prison, your guide will start the tour by telling you about France’s most shameful murder and the dreadful details of his public execution.

You will continue towards Place Dauphine and Pont Neuf where you will be immersed into a world of famine, murder, royal mistresses, the dark legend of the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. You will then hear about creepy anecdotes of the Royal Palace of the Louvre while you watch the illuminated glass pyramid of the museum. You will be captivated by the Parisian ghost stories the guide will narrate and by the most frightening serial killer tales.

After, the guide will head you off the street where Marie Antoinette went to the guillotine spot and detail the bloody terrors of the French Revolution. You will visit places where were taken place the public tortures and the prophecies and see the insalubrious cemetery that offered its skeletal remains to the Catacombs of Paris.

Your bone-chilling adventure will end in front of Notre Dame Cathedral where you can appreciate watching the astonishing gargoyles and the majestic bell towers. You might be able to discover some of its mystical secrets and keep on walking through the dark side of Paris!

Highlights
  • Chilling tales of murder, mystery, mayhem and ghosts
  • A beautiful nighttime backdrop of illuminated monuments
  • A vivid & imaginative trip through Parisian history
  • Groups limited to 10 people for maximum interaction
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Semi-Private Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Not available Saturdays or SundaysNot available Saturdays or Sundays
  • A maximum of 10 people per bookingA maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar day prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
Inclusions
  • An expert local guide who is also a professional storyteller
  • A small-group tour
Exclusions
  • Transport
Meeting Point
Address: Outside “Cité” metro station,Place Louis Lépine, 75004, Paris.

Please print your tour voucher and present it to your guide “Localers” outside the “Cité” metro station, on Place Louis Lépine, before the beginning of the tour. 

 

Know Before You Go
  • You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails.
  • Please be aware there is only one exit when leaving the station.
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Reviewed by C.Amanda US   September 03, 2018
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We had a wonderful time during our tour with our local Parisian guide, Marco (we think!). He has a wealth of knowledge of the local history - we were so impressed. The tour was so much more than spooky stories and included important historical events with extensive context. We wish we completed this tour on our first or second day in Paris since it gave us a great understanding of the city and the areas we wanted to visit more. We would definitely recommend!
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Reviewed by P.Andreas DE   July 30, 2018
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Die tour war sehr interresant,viel information.
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Reviewed by S.Joseph US   June 24, 2018
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Excellent insight into the areas you would never experience on your own. Guide knowledge of history was superb. Well done.
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Reviewed by R.Kevin GB   May 27, 2018
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I had. spectacular time viewing the sights of the city centre and learning some of its darker histories! I highly recommend this lovely walk.
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Reviewed by M.Lenord US   March 10, 2018
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The tour was very interesting if you are looking for a special part of Paris history. Our guide Anna was amazing with great knowledge and amazing storyteller skills. Despite the bad weather, the tour was an excellent option. Unfortunately, part of the group was not at all interested or prepare for this type of information and therefore I think the tour can be a hit and miss depending on the level of education and knowledge of the group. We had an Australian family, a perfect example for what I like to call "douchebag"; they came with electric bicycles to do the tour just because they got free minutes as a bonus...!!!!!!!...for a walking tour...!!!!!! No education, no background and no interest for the amazing Anna's stories. Fortunately, the guide and the rest of the group manage to calm down the "fun spirit" (one of them was detonating crackers in a town over-stressed by terrorists). For sure the tour can include more stories or the guide can adapt the level of information to the general level of the group. Anna was amazing and a great partner to discuss with the "Rois maudits" period.
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Reviewed by K.Elisabeth GB   December 15, 2017
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The Localers tour we went on to explore the dark side of Paris just before Easter 2018 was just brilliant! Our tour guide Malaika animated the historic events in a fantastic way, in spite of the terrible weather of rain and wind. Next time we come to Paris we’ll go for one or more of the Localers’ tours, look fwd to it already!
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Reviewed by C.Joseph US   September 09, 2017
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First, the guide was excellent! She did a wonderful job weaving together the stories that make up these pieces of Paris history. I would highly recommend taking this tour.
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Reviewed by S.Louise GB   August 10, 2017
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It was a small group of four other attendees, so you had a chance to ask lots of questions. The tour guide had lots of knowledge as well and told us very interesting stories about Paris in very good English which made you understand the history of Paris in a different way.
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Reviewed by S.emmaleigh GB   June 27, 2017
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Marc was a very knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. Thank you!
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Reviewed by M.tricia GB   June 25, 2017
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I would go again in a minute.
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Reviewed by M.Marko NL   December 21, 2016
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De wandeling was een leuke ervaring.Veel indruk gekregen van parijs in de avond,met veel informatie en de donkere geschiedenis.
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