Uncover the dark history of Paris as you explore the city at night. Hear stories from your guide and discover the city's mysterious and often horrific past, its ghosts, legends and historical people.
Discover the rarely seen Dark Heart of Paris by night. The city has a long, tragic history of murder and execution, of rampant disease among the lower classes and of bitter wars fought against a corrupt monarchy.
The tour takes place under a cloak of darkness, winding down alleyways and cutting through the hushed silence of the night.
Following your English-speaking guide, you will go to both rarely visited and well-known sites of some of Paris’ darkest hours.
Learn about the gruesome history of Paris, including stories of murder, torture, beheading, political and social unrest, brutal monarchies and wars...
Travel through generations wracked by the plague, by the French Revolution or by the Nazi occupation, and learn about the characters that have moulded the city, from Henry IV to Marie Antoinette, and the serial killers that once stalked these very dark streets...
No stone will go unturned as you delve into the stormy past of the city!
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Check in at Pont Neuf
Square du Vert Gallant and the Louvre
Walk through the site where the last of the Knights' Templar were burnt at the stake. Next, walk to the Louvre and enjoy the outside view of one of the rear façade, considered as the most haunted place in Paris.
Discover the 7th-century church and learn how and why around 30,000 Huguenots were murdered in the infamous St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of 1572. Continue to La Fontaine de la Croix du Trahoir and learn about what living in Paris during the Middle Ages was like.
Fontaine des Innocents
Take a stroll along Rue de la Ferronnerie and see the place where Henry IV of France was assassinated by Ravaillac in 1610. See the Fontaine des Innocents and a site of a former cemetery. When it closed in 1780, the remaining bones and corpses had to be transported to another place.
Hear about the Reign of Terror and marvel at this 52-meter tower and what was left of the former Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie destroyed during the French Revolution. Continue to La Fontaine du Palmier and listen to the exciting story of Napoleon Bonaparte's legacy.
Seine River and the Conciergerie
Learn how the Seine River had a strong influence on the city and hear the story of its victims. Catch a glimpse of the Conciergerie and discover the prison where Marie Antoinette was incarcerated during the French Revolution.
Ile de la Cité
Hear tales of early ritual worship and walk through the same alleyways where serial killers once preyed on the city’s residents.
Palais du Justice
Stop at the Palais du Justice where those judged guilt under the French Revolution were tortured and sentenced to the guillotine in front of cheering crowds, despite being Kings or revolutionaries themselves.
Hotel Dieu and Hotel de Ville
Head to the Hotel Dieu, Paris' oldest hospital and was one of the only places treating the sick during plague epidemics that decimated the population. Proceed in front of the Hotel de Ville, formerly known as "Place du Greve", where many bloody executions and tortures took place in public.
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Price & Options
This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance, as well as strollers or baby carriages on group tours.
You can book a maximum of 20.
Frequently Asked Questions
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