Mysteries and Legends of Paris

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Basic Information
Total time
2 h 30 min
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
In front of the fountain Saint Michel. Look for a yellow umbrella.Go to map
Ending point
Les Halles, Place Saint Innocents
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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)- no entrence

  • And much, much more

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.

Great tour with Ruben

Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 weeks ago

Really wonderful evening tour with ruben. He’s got an endearing wit to him, which makes it difficult not to have fun.

Some of the locations have a dark history, but ruben always forewarned the group. Very much appreciated his knowledge; having been to France several times, I was eager to learn something new. Ruben delivered.

After the tour he hung around to give anyone tips or reco’s, including where to catch the best sunsets. 10/10 recommend – especially if you’ve been to paris before.


A great and passionate tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 weeks ago

We’ve spent Saturday afternoon with Ruben discovering the mysteries and legends of Paris and we must say, it was awesome! Our tour guide was enthusiastic, spreading the great mood in spite of the weather. The tour was very informative, interesting and fun above all. If we could, we would rate Ruben 10 stars! Well done.

Irena Tin

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

I’ve been to Paris several times and this was such a unique and fun thing to do! I also learned some interesting historical facts. Eva was really entertaining. Don’t hesitate and just book!


Book now!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

I’ve been to Paris several times and this was such a fun and unique thing to do. I also learned some interesting historical facts. Eva was really entertaining. Don’t think twice, just book this tour!


An Unforgettable Journey!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining the Mysteries and Legends tour of Paris, and I must say, it was an extraordinary experience, largely thanks to our guide, Ewa. Her narration was not just informative but incredibly engaging, filled with passion and an evident love for the city’s hidden stories. Ewa has a gift for storytelling; she brings the mysteries and legends of Paris to life in such a vivid way that you’re completely absorbed. The two hours felt like mere minutes, a testament to how captivating the tour was.

Ewa’s knowledge and passion for Paris are unmatched. It’s clear she loves what she does, and her enthusiasm is infectious, making the tour not just a learning experience but a truly enjoyable adventure.

For anyone looking to uncover the layers of Paris that you won’t find in your average guidebook, this tour is an absolute must. You’ll leave with a deeper appreciation for the city and stories that will stick with you long after the tour has ended. Thank you, Ewa, for making my Paris experience unforgettable!


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

Private tour