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Mysteries and Legends of Paris Tour by Walkative!

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The lofty ideals of art and love, so universally associated with Paris, the city of light, are often just that... ideal, but the cruel reality often prevails. It happened to the French capital as well. Murder, magic, occult, mystery, cemeteries, alchemists - all that is very present here, until this very day.

On this tour, you will learn the truth about the man in the iron mask, the Knights Templar's horrific demise, the scary side of the Notre Dame Cathedral, and many more stories touching on the dark side of human nature.

Wrap up well and let the darkness take us on a not so regular, Parisian streets...

Includes:

  • Mysteries of the Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Legend of the Bloody Barber
  • Public Executions: Town Hall Square 
  • La congerie︎
  • The tower of Saint Jacques
  • Catacombs (the first cemetery in Paris: Place des innocents)


 

ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules

Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on 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 book a private tour in advance.


If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (12 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.                                  

Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.

This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors. 

Please respect our rules.     

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  • Meeting point:
    Fontaine Saint-Michel, Pl. Saint-Mich...
    Fontaine Saint-Michel, Pl. Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France
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    In front the Fontaine Saint-Michel, Place Saint Michel. Look for a yellow umbrella.

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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4.75
Fun
4.59
Expression
4.58
Quality
4.55
Route
4.44
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Joanne 19 Apr 2024
Edmonton

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
This guy was a real hero as he walked us through the pouring rain and very cold weather and try to keep us all engaged while we were very wet and very cold
MELISSA 17 Apr 2024
Quezon City

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Ruben was engaging and nice, adding bits of information that was beyond what the tour promised. Thank you!
abra 14 Apr 2024
Florence

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Esperienza nel complesso positiva
Ali Taylor 13 Apr 2024
Leeds

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Really great tour, funny and informative and we got to see parts of Paris we wouldn't necessarily have noticed.
Aroon 11 Apr 2024
Melbourne

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Our tour with Eva was 2 hours, not demanding physically, lots of useful background information which you would not gather otherwise. You should not expect entrance to places, but info about them & recommendations which you can return in your own time.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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