The Dark Legends of Paris – Guided tour

4 reviews


  • An original tour

  • Spine-chilling stories that are steeped in history

  • Visiting sites linked to mysterious tales

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1hr

  • French

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Go on a journey into the heart of Paris at its most mysterious, and explore the dark side of a city better known for its illuminations.

Your guide will tell you the legends that surround the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame, will detail a dark matter that caused so much blood to flow in the Middle Ages. In front of the Tour Saint-Jacques in the meanders of alchemy with Nicolas Flamel, a scientist researcher is experimenting the transformation of lead into gold.

Then, near the Place Sainte-Opportune, you will discover the narrow and dark rue Courtalon, where once, in the time of Louis XIV, a dark affair took place. Facing Saint-Jacques Tower, discover how reality beats fiction, and in the heart of Rue de la Ferronnerie, learn how “Le Vert Gallant” died.

Your unusual guided tour will end at the astrological and astronomical tower of the Queen Black. The legend tells that even today, during the stormy nights, the ghost of the queen's mage returns to haunt the Tower ...

Good to know

  • Availability: every Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Language: French 
  • Times: 2:30pm
  • Duration: 1 hr 
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required to book this activity
  • Animals not admitted
  • The tour will start promptly at the scheduled departure time. Latecomers run the risk of missing the tour, which cannot be refunded or rescheduled​

Price includes:

  • Guided tour of Mysterious Paris
  • Services of a tour guide

Not included:

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

All details for this activity, including the exact location of the departure point, will be sent to you upon reservation​

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Customer reviews

4 reviews
  • Excellent moment avec un guide passionné et passionnant.
    laurence C.
    Jun 11, 2019
  • Un merci particulier à notre guide qui était passionnée et passionnante
    Anne-Sophie L.
    Apr 17, 2019
  • Visite très sympa, faite avec Louise qui a su mettre la bonne dose de mystère dans ses récits ! je recommande vivement cette activité qui permet de découvrir Paris sous un autre angle !
    caroline D.
    Oct 2, 2018

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