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True crimes and legends of Paris' history - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 1h
Languages: English
Guru: Eleonore
Registered on March 31, 2022

Hi there! Thank you for your attention. My name is Leo (Eleonore), I'm in my 40s, and I am born and raised near Versailles. I've been a tour guide for 6 years for several companies, and I love to share my passion for Paris with worldwide visitors. I started with the catacombs, as it is my passion for 13 years. Now, I'm doing multiple tours and I like to study and create new ones to always improve my work. I look forward to meeting you and revealing the most stunning anecdotes that Paris has to offer.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Paris has a dark side with multiple stunning stories to share which is rarely highlighted during guided tours although this interesting topic gives a different point of view on the capital and a good way to philosophy about human kindness...

The meeting point is the equestrian statue of Henry IV, the Huguenot king who ended the wars of religion before his tragic death.

The amazing ghost story related to the former Tuileries palace will be revealed to you. This ghost was seen by some of the most famous monarchs and emperors of France... and maybe by you too soon!

Follow your guide to the nearby parish church of the Louvre, which is related to a horrible massacre perpetrated in 1572. Hear what happened there and how come such a slaughter was possible.

Discover Les Halles quarter, where the cemetery of the Saints-Innocents was established until its closure for sanitary reasons, which lead to the creation of the famous catacombs. Listen to the stunning tradition of the anchoresses, ladies voluntarily immured in a cell of stone inside cemeteries...
The last stop will take place at Hôtel de Ville, former place of public executions, where the culprit who killed king Henry IV suffered the most horrible death penalty ever...

Will you dare to join this tour? We bet you will! 

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  • Meeting point:
    15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France
    15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France
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    I will be at the feet of king Henry IV's equestrian statue, in the middle of the bridge "Pont Neuf". I will wear a panel saying "Crimes and legends tour" and a name tag with my name: Leo.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Pavlos 24 May 2022

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Travelled alone - May 2022
Leo is a smiley person with a positive energy and the tour is very interesting
Bijay 22 May 2022

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
Great tour Good explanation about the history
Nica 08 May 2022

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
We had a good time, full of exciting stories about parisian legends and crimes! Eleonore/Leo made the tour very interesting and knew anecdotes for every street and corner - thank you for the entertaining tour! Nica & Martin
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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