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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 (40 yd)
The Conciergerie (60 yd)
The Sainte-Chapelle Holy Chapel (100 yd)
Law Court of Paris (120 yd)
The Ile de la Cité Island (130 yd)
Place du Châtelet (240 yd)
Fountain of the Palmier (240 yd)
Theatre Musical de Paris - Chatelet (240 yd)
RER station Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame (290 yd)
Metro station Saint-Michel (300 yd)

Events nearby

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Paris Autumn Festival
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Paris Motor Show
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Paris Marathon
One of the world’s most high-profile races over the mythical distance of 42.195 km April 2021Paris
Nuit Blanche
A nocturnal art trail in the capitalOctober 2020Paris
The event for the new photography scene in ParisNovember 2020Paris

Restaurants nearby

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Au Vieux Châtelet
French cuisine27 € Paris
Le Reynou
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Bateaux Paris en Scène : dîner croisière
French cuisine44 € Paris
Maison Maison
French cuisine10 € Paris
Moroccan25 € Paris
French cuisine20 € Paris

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris
24 km for 2024
HikeIntermediate6h25Pantin (3.8 mi)
Pr 4- A walking tour bright in colour
HikeEasy2h25Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (3.9 mi)
24 km for 2024 Edition 2018 course 15 km
HikeIntermediate4h25Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (4 mi)
24 km for 2024 Edition 2018 : courses 18 km
HikeIntermediate4h55Saint-Denis (4.5 mi)
24 km for 2024 Edition 2018 course 10 km
HikeEasy3h10Saint-Denis (5.6 mi)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Hôtel Victoria Châtelet
Hotel109 € to 200 € per nightParis
Les Rives de Notre-Dame
Hotel161 € to 603 € per nightParis
Hotel Britannique
Hotel77 € to 253 € per nightParis
Hotel du Mont Blanc
Hotel76 € to 301 € per nightParis
Hotel Le Notre Dame Saint Michel
Hotel112 € to 152 € per nightParis
Relais Hôtel du Vieux Paris
Hotel160 € to 300 € per nightParis
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