Hidden Legends of Paris Walking Tour

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  • 1.5 hr

This walking tour takes a unique spin on Paris, revealing the city’s little-known history, legends and mysteries filled with black magic and bloody massacres. Exploring the heart of the city, start in the Sorbonne quarter and follow your guide across the Seine to Ile de la Cité, home to Notre-Dame, and then into Paris’ 1st arrondissement. You’ll get a rare close-up look at lesser-known sights that unmask Paris’ sinister past, like St Jacques Tower, the site of Holy Innocents’ Cemetery and the tower of Catherine de Medici, dubbed the ‘Black Queen.’ Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

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Stop At: Paris

A dark side mixing legends and black magic is hidden behind the City of Lights… Your guided tour will begin by evocating the Conciergerie, one of the symbols of the Ile de la Cité, but also one of the most famous and dreaded prisons… Going to the center of Paris, you’ll learn all about bloody murders, alchemy and dark magic. Facing Saint-Jacques Tower, you will understand how reality beats fiction, and in the heart of rue de la Ferronnerie you will learn how “le vert gallant” (The Green Galant) died… After having mentioned the former Holy Innocents’ Cemetery – which was decorated long ago with a continuous frieze of macabre art, the guided tour will end at the astrological and astronomical tower of the Black Queen. In fact, the magician at the service of Catherine de Medicis practiced black magic inside this tower. Some people say that his ghost still comes back to haunt the tower during stormy nights…

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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