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The Dark Legends of Paris – Guided tour

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Paris

The Dark Legends of Paris – Guided tour - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Paris
Culture and education

2 Boulevard du Palais - Paris

Go on a journey into the heart of Paris at its most mysterious, and explore the dark side of a city better known for its illuminations.

Your guide will tell you the legends that surround the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame, will detail a dark matter that caused so much blood to flow in the Middle Ages. In front of the Tour Saint-Jacques in the meanders of alchemy with Nicolas Flamel, a scientist researcher is experimenting the transformation of lead into gold.

Then, near the Place Sainte-Opportune, you will discover the narrow and dark rue Courtalon, where once, in the time of Louis XIV, a dark affair took place. Facing Saint-Jacques Tower, discover how reality beats fiction, and in the heart of Rue de la Ferronnerie, learn how “Le Vert Gallant” died.

Your unusual guided tour will end at the astrological and astronomical tower of the Queen Black. The legend tells that even today, during the stormy nights, the ghost of the queen's mage returns to haunt the Tower …


The Dark Legends of Paris – Guided tour
13 €
Pricing formulas
Adult (18 years +)
Child (12–18 years)

Practical information

Participants' profileAll ages
Good to knowActivity subject to weather conditions
In detail

• Availability: every Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
• Language: French 
• Times: 2: 30pm
• Duration: 1 hr 
• A minimum of 2 participants is required to book this activity
• Animals not admitted
• the tour will start promptly at the scheduled departure time. Latecomers run the risk of missing the tour, which cannot be refunded or rescheduled​

Establishment policy

PaymentCredit card
Cancellation conditions
This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded. - Cancellation insurance
Price includes:
• guided tour of Mysterious Paris
• Services of a tour guide Not included:
• hotel pick-up/drop-off
• Tips (optional)
• All other extras All details for this activity, including the exact location of the departure point, will be sent to you upon reservation​

Places of interest nearby

Metro station Cité (30 m)
The Conciergerie (60 m)
The Sainte-Chapelle Holy Chapel (90 m)
Law Court of Paris (110 m)
The Ile de la Cité Island (120 m)
Place du Châtelet (220 m)
Fountain of the Palmier (220 m)
Theatre Musical de Paris - Chatelet (220 m)
RER station Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame (270 m)
Metro station Saint-Michel (270 m)

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Accommodation nearby

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GuestReady - Luxury Apartment on the Ile de la Cité
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Hôtel Victoria Châtelet
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