The hidden heart of medieval Paris walking tour
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The hidden heart of medieval Paris walking tour

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Free cancellation
Language: French
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Visit the hidden heart and secret spots of Paris
  • Discover the legends and mysteries of the city
  • Learn about the darkest history of the City of Lights
  • Discover Paris as you have never seen it before
What to expect

Undertake a tour into the heart of the mysterious and unknown side of Paris. Your guide will tell you tales and legends about the darker side of Paris and share with you black magic myths that are hidden behind the "City of Lights"!

Your guided tour will begin at Place Maubert. Here you will follow in the steps of the Magician Maitre Albert de Cologne. Your tour will then take you in front of Notre-Dame, the famous cathedral that entails numerous fables and mysteries. You will pass by a narrow and authentic street where you will discover a dark past. A past in which much blood was spilled during the time of the middle ages and now fills the pages of history books today.

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” (Henry IV) died. Your tour will then continue to the former Holy Innocents’ Cemetery: long ago this cemetery was decorated with a lengthy magnificent fresco of macabre art. Your guided tour will end at the astrological and astronomical tower of the Black Queen. Legend has it that 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!

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What's included
  • Guided tour in French
  • Entry ticket
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers
  • Tips
Reduced price
  • Children (12-18): reduced
  • The tour is not available for children under 12 years old, for security and comfort reasons
Where

35 Rue Frédéric Sauton, 75005 Paris, France

Meeting point:

Meet your guide outsideleast 10 minutes prior to tour departure in front of the Conciergerie main entrance (2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris)

What to remember
  • Group size: max 25
  • Any latecomer cannot be compensated with neither a postponement of the tour nor a refund
  • End of the tour: Colonne de Medicis, 75001 Paris
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When
  • On selected dates. Please check availability on the calendar.
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Provider
Cultival
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.
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