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The Darkest Secrets of Paris

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Overview

Paris may be the City of Light, but as this spooky ghost stories tour goes to show, it can also be the city of darkness. Discover Paris’ creepiest stories, its supernatural lore, its macabre events and more on this evening walking tour. You can look forward to glimpsing highlights like Pont-Neuf, Hotel de Ville, the Latin Quarter, and more—all while your guide shares stories about their dark histories.
  • This small-group walking tour, capped at 15, ensures a personal feel
  • Learn all about Paris’ ghostly legends and macabre happenings
  • See a new side of the city when you explore after dark
  • Discover many of Paris’ top landmarks (as well as their spooky secrets)
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In-Person guide
1 Rue d'Arcole , 1 Rue d'Arcole, 75004 Paris, France

Near the l'Occitane shop, metro stations: Hotel de Ville and Cité

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY My Precious Paris
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Darkest Secrets of Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Darkest Secrets of Paris.
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What is the social distancing policy during The Darkest Secrets of Paris?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Darkest Secrets of Paris.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Darkest Secrets of Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
Nice walk thru Paris 4th & 5th arr listening to macabre tales of Paris.
Anjanette_S
, Aug 2022
My family had a great time following Leo about the 4th & 5th arr of Paris. I had been to Paris several times before & learned many new stories about the past peoples who lived in those areas. Our fav was Kobe Cannibal.
star-5
Dark secrets will blow you away
dkirranex
, Aug 2022
Great tour. Guide (lady who I unfortunately forgotten her name but is Ukrainain) was very informative, friendly and patient with waiting for people and answering questions. Learned lots of interesting things!
star-5
Great way to see Paris and Learn
Tammy_M
, Aug 2022
Leo was great. Fun and informative. We had a beautiful walk and learned so much about Paris history. It’s not a ghost tour but a historical tour, which we loved. Highly recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Walk Before or After Dinner
Mario_S
, Jul 2022
Quick evening tour with an amazingly enthusiastic tour guide who made the stories interesting. This tour is great to simply get lit and take a walk—really ideal as an after dinner or just before dinner tour. It’s not spooky or gruesome in the stories you will hear … go for the walk and the storytelling.
star-5
Recommend
Andrea_V
, Jul 2022
Sebastian was an animated, knowledgeable guide. Lots of interesting stories and visuals. Though its a walking tour its very doable for all.
star-5
A dark history
Nancy_C
, Jul 2022
This is not a ghost tour but represents a more gruesome history from real life. Stories are presented in a way that show beneath the beautiful surface of Paris there is a dark past that helped to shape the city.
star-5
Thank you Sebastian!
Caroline_B
, Jul 2022
Sebastian was the best! So animated and knowledgeable. He took us to Norte Dame- but he also took us to placed we would have never thought to go. We heard so many stories and it’s great to take a little walking tour when it’s late in the day so it’s not too hot. Throughout the tour, while walking to the next place, he’d come up to each individual group and ask if they needed any recommendations. He recommended an Italian place by the Moulin Rouge (Al Caratallo) and it was some of the best food we’ve ever eaten. Great time!
star-5
Sebastian was amazing!
LeilaniEmelio
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Sebastian was helpful and very good at telling stories. My husband and I really enjoyed our tour with him!
star-5
Interesting secret history
Mindy_K
, Jun 2022
Sebastian was a great tour guide and told his stories with drama and humor. It was a very fun experience, and so interesting to hear of these secrets.
star-4
Lively
Jose_B
, Jun 2022
Sebastian was a great storyteller. He kept everyone engaged on the tour and made it fun. Would recommend to others interested in this topic.
star-5
A not-to-be-missed tour!!
jessypessy1
, Jun 2022
Sébastien was a wonderful guide! He was funny, friendly, welcoming, and very good at involving you in the stories he was telling about Paris (also with the help of his little dog Lily). The tour was full of really spooky stories, not only ghosts but also historical events and more recent serial killers. We did the tour at sunset so the Paris landscape was even more beautiful and really added to the experience. On top of that, Sébastien had so many recommendations for restaurants and places to visit! A great experience, totally recommended!!
star-5
Burning at the stake!
Bonnie_D
, Apr 2022
Leo was great! Very informative. He had a lot of very interesting stories to tell us about the more somber side of Paris. Very historical and fascinating. We enjoyed it immensely.
star-4
The stories were...
Shirley_P
, Apr 2022
The stories were interesting. The tour guide gave us quite a bit of history in much detail. During our walks to the next locations, she conversed with each individual in the group, answering questions and asking about our own trips.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Haunted tour of Paris.
Kimberley_W
, Apr 2022
Hanna was a great host and provided a wonderful tour and experience. Highly recommend. We toured with friends and family.
star-5
Absolutely amazing
Yanitsa_R
, Mar 2022
Such an amazing tour! Sebastien is so knowledgeable, kind, and charming as he takes you throughout the historical darkness that is sprinkled throughout Paris.
star-5
Awesome experience!!
Meaghan_H
, Mar 2022
My sister and I love dark history so this tour was very appropriate for us. We had an amazing tour guide Sebastian, who gave an excellent tour with so much detail. Awesome experience overall!
star-5
Abelard and Heloise come back during the ghost tour to be remembered!
JulieAnn_B
, Mar 2022
Enchanted, Mystical, Spiritual Paris! The loving ghosts of Paris and her past "pushed" forward throughout our tour to make an appears by being in their mystical green color! Abelard and Helosie the models used by Shakespeare for Romeo and Julie were thrilled that they were remembered so graciously by our guide, Sebastian....and in my photos...you can with the live photo see Abelard move over his window with shear delight. As a professor of marketing I have studied unusual figures in history and I loved their story...Abelard the Virgin middle age scholar honored by all of France who fell in love with the only women considered to be equal scholar of any man at her tender age of 16. Her uncle the Canon of Notre Dame loved her (many believe she was his daughter) was delighted when told of her great intellect by Abelard who offered to tutor her. Through the tutoring he fell in love and she, too loved him. To learn more about them...and perhaps have them visit you to say "hi" join the tour!
star-5
Well worth it and interesting.
Marc_T
, Mar 2022
Took the tour with my 16 year old. Our guide Sebastian was great. Very well versed on the dark history of infamous Paris events. Some known and others not so well known. Sebastian was Very engaging with the entire group. Be prepared for walking. Also Sebastian have us excellent recommendations on places to eat. I also appreciated his fair warning on some of the more gruesome stories as I had my 16 year old with me. Remember to take some euros with you for gratuity. The guides certainly deserve it. This is a great tour. Situated very close to Notre Dame.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Couldn't Recommend More!!
Isobel_C
, Feb 2022
One of the best parts of my trip to Paris! Our host, Hanna, was so knowledgable and a wonderful story teller. The tour was amazing, and I'm sad I didn't book all the tours that this company provides! I can't wait to come back to Paris and book the tour again. Don't hesitate- book!!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Recommended
Carolyn_T
, Dec 2021
Great way to spend a couple of hours walking around Paris, learning about some of the more bloodthirsty, spookier, stranger or just quirkier happenings in the city's past. Sebastien was a really good guide, clearly knowledgeable and super helpful. 4.5*
3 travelers found this review helpful

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