Crimes and Legends of Old Paris Walking Tour - in Paris - LikeALocal Guide

Crimes and Legends of Old Paris Walking Tour


19 EUR

Discover the dark side of the City of Light - its curses, crimes and macabre customs, on this wild walking tour. You'll hear the ghost stories and gory secrets of Old Paris!

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English
Tour by Eléonore
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I'm a 36 Parisian girl born and raised in a village nearby Versailles.
I used to create and sell "love locks" on the famous lover's bridge "Pont des Arts" with my darling, Sed (we've been a faithful couple for 14 years).
This job revealed me a keen interest in working with foreign visitors.
When the government replaced the bridge's fences by windows I started to search for another job. I've been lucky enough to find a company's ad searching for a guide specialized in Catacombs. This is how I discovered this job.
Being impassioned by catacombs and underground heritage for 9 years, I am currently employed by several companies to lead guided tours of the Catacombs Museum. I also do day-tours of the Normandy D-Day beaches, the town of Chartres and its cathedral, walking tours of the cemetery of Père-Lachaise, themed-tours about the historical crimes and legends of Paris...

This is the dream job to me: I love meeting people from all around the world to share my passion with them.

I also love history, music, gigs, exhibitions, pubs, urban exploration...

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  • Hear historical stories unknown to most
  • Enjoy the knowledge of a local English-speaking guide
  • Discover the dark side of Paris

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Explore the historic city of Paris from a different perspective as you walk the streets with your storytelling guide.

You'll learn about the horrific events that happened on the streets where Parisians and tourists now stroll.

Hear about the ghost who haunted the Tuileries for three centuries, seen by Catherine de Médicis, Marie-Antoinette, and Napoléon.

Find out how the most powerful Queen of France disposed of her enemies.

Get to know the person behind the creation of the much-feared guillotine and the pros and cons of this death machine.

Step on the ground where the vastest cemetery of medieval Paris used to be - and learn how the bodies were emptied into quarries that became the Catacombs.

Discover strange customs, beliefs or behaviours such as the morgue that was on public display, where thousands of passers-by came to check out the dead.

This is a tour like no other!

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What’s included & not included

  • Fluent English-speaking guide
  • Astonishing historical stories
  • Tips for the rest of your stay
  • Sweet dreams after the tour are not guaranteed!

Meeting point

The meeting point is situated at the feet of the statue of Henry IV, in the middle of the bridge called Pont Neuf (metro station Pont Neuf line 7). Your guide will hold a sign and wear a name tag. (Metro station Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris)

Reviews from travellers (2)


Great tour
Very good
We enjoyed Leo's tour, which was informative, just the right balance between dates and amusing and of course gory tales and legends of Paris. Her tour also appealed to my daughter and her boyfriend, so age span from 60 to 18. It was a charming way to begin our stay in Paris.

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Thoughtful and enjoyable tour
Eleanore was clearly an expert in her field,, extremely knowledgeable about both the Catacombs and Parisian history. We greatly enjoyed meeting her, learning the history of the Paris and the Catacombs and hearing about her own experiences in the Catacombs. Highly recommend
Amazing tour
Amazing tour with incredibly knowledgeable guide, Leo! She really made the whole experience incredibly interesting.
Leo was a great guide!
Fascinating tour. Léo knew so many facts, was very nice. You can tell she lives for this stuff! Thank you!
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