Mysteries and Legends of Paris

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Basic Information
Total time
2 h 30 min
Meeting point
In front of the fountain Saint Michel. Look for a yellow umbrella.
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They say that Paris is the city of light. That may be very true today, but the light was introduced to Paris quite late and in order to prevent its rebellious spirit from taking action. Before it all happened, the streets of Paris were shady and certainly not a place you would want to be alone after dark. Until today, in the bright and wide Parisian boulevards lurk old mysteries and dark secrets that are reluctant to come to the surface. Their world, a world of musty streets and crumbling hovels, has disappeared from the face of the earth, but it lives on in stories and tales. And those are the ones we want to evoke during this walk. Ghosts of the past will once again walk with us along the seemingly peaceful streets of the city. 

Are you ready to discover the dark, medieval face of Paris? Our walk will have two main themes. We will dive deep into the sphere of esoteric, magic and occult and tell you tales and legends too creepy and bloody to include them on the main free tour. You will learn stories of alchemists, mysterious characters associated with Paris like the man in the iron mask and the Templars, catacombs, the secrets of Notre Dame, murders, tortures, and executions. 

Join us and dare to step into the dark side of Paris, allegedly the city of lights.

During this tour, you will see and discover:

  • Mysteries of the Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Legend of the Bloody Barber

  • Public Executions: Town Hall Square 

  • La congerie

  • ︎The tower of Saint Jacques

  • ︎Catacombs (the first cemetery in Paris: Place des innocents)

  • And much, much more

Additional Important Information
  • professional local guide 
Ticket Message


  • Meeting Point: In front the metro exit 2: Place Saint Michel. Look for a yellow umbrella.
  • Start Time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Meeting Point
In front of the fountain Saint Michel. Look for a yellow umbrella.

Booking is obligatory. Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 7 people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please choose a paid option or book a Private Tour. For more information please contact us.

Discover myself

Rated 4 out of 5
1 month ago

My first Holliday alone, and I choose Paris because it is a one of the most beautiful city in Europe and I never visit before.

Valeria Di Marco

Mystical tour for the curious

Rated 5 out of 5
3 months ago

Eva was the best guide you could have! Her spirit, humour, historical knowledge and incredible passion for the matter are the heart and soul of this tour, truly making it a special experience. If you’re doing one thing in Paris, go on this tour with Eva – careful, she might make you fall in love with the city and its mysteries!


Great tour with Eva

Rated 5 out of 5
3 months ago

Eva was one of the best tour guides I have ever met. She is so passionate about the content, and everything was so interesting to learn about. We were able to experience another perspective of Paris, and since we had taken the Historic tour before, it was nice to connect both tours and its content. Thank you for a great tour, Eva!

Ana Martins

Great Tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
4 months ago

Our first time in Paris, so we decided to do a walking tour to learn more about the area. We were so lucky to have Eva as our guide, who was very passionate and funny! She had so much knowledge about the history and legends of Paris. Thank you for a great tour Eva!!


Very nice tour

Rated 5 out of 5
4 months ago

Tour guide was living in this district and told us not only about history, but also about how it is to live there right now as an artist. He was fluent in English and was talking loud enough so everyone can hear him.


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