Crimes & Legends of the Old Paris, Walking Tour - in Paris - LikeALocal Guide

Crimes & Legends of the Old Paris, Walking Tour


20 EUR

Discover the dark side of the City of Light: its legends, crimes, ghost stories, curses, macabre customs... and much more.
Will you dare to follow your guide?

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English
Tour by Eléonore
Local Ambassador

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 Paris under a different angle


During this walking tour, you will stop at iconic places and monuments in order to (re)discover the city from a different perspective and reveal its dark secrets:
Throughout history, terrible events have occurred in the streets where Parisians like to stroll today.
Let's go back together in the past to revive these historical events unknown to most people.

Hear about the ghost who haunted the Tuileries for three centuries, seen by Catherine de Médicis, Marie-Antoinette, Napoléon...
Find out how the most powerful queen of France used to get rid of her enemies.
Get to know who created the guillotine and what were the benefits of this death machine.
Step on the ground of the former vastest cemetery of medieval Paris, where the content of the mass graves have been emptied into the former quarries who then became catacombs.
Discover strange customs, beliefs or behavior such as those women voluntary immured alive forever in cemeteries, listen to the curse of the French Academy,
hear about that morgue on display where thousands of passers-by came to have a glimpse at the deceased...

Join this tour if you wish to explore the gloomy part of Paris history!

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!

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Meeting point

The meeting point is situated at the exit of the metro station Pont Neuf (line 7). Your guide will hold a sign and wear a name tag.

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  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal