Dark Side of Paris Evening Walk

5/5 (5 reviews)
  • Description

Join a nighttime 3-hour walking tour set against some of Paris’ most beautifully illuminated monuments.  Your expert guide will take you in 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, you 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.

Illuminated Pyramid of the Louvre

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!

Please Note:

  • Meet your guide outside “Cité” metro station on Place Louis-Lépine
  • There is only one exit when leaving the station. 
  • The exact address of the station is “Place Louis-Lépine” on rue de Lutèce. 
  • Your guide will be wearing a special badge with the Localers logo, you can't miss it!

The price includes:

  • An expert local guide who is also a professional storyteller
  • A small-group tour limited to 10 participants

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. 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. 

      • Duration 3 hour(s)
      • Tour language
      • 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

      To book, select:

      1 Participants
      1 People
      2 Tour language
      3 Tour date
      Tour date
      3 Select your tour
      Dark Side of Paris Evening Walk – Small group tour
      Dark Side of Paris Evening Walk – Private tour

      Our guarantees

      Number one in Paris
      Professional guides
      Fast and easy booking
      Free cancellation*
      • Practical information

      Organized by ParisCityVision

      Code : LGM


      Address : Outside “Cité” metro station
      Place Louis Lépine 75004 Paris
      Find on map - Get there

      Metro: Cité


      3 hour(s)


      Notre-Dame Cathedral

      • Customer reviews
      Number of reviews : 5
      Average rating : 5 /5
      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!
      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 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!
      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.
      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 story teller 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 of the level of education and knowledge of the group. We hand an Australian family, 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 includes 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.
      It was a small group of four other attendies, 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.