Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends: Night Walking Tour of Paris

Paris, France

From $23.09

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Challenge your romantic illusions of Paris on a terrifying tour of the city’s most sinister spots. Delve into the eerie mysteries of the City of Light, strolling the serpentine streets in search of spectres and spooks; stray from the beaten path with a masterful story teller, discovering unfamiliar facts about the captivating capital as you venture to sites of reputed haunting. Gain fascinating insight into the horrible history of the city when you visit mystery-shrouded sites like the Place de la Vert Gallant and the Palais du Justice.
  • Night walking tour of Paris' ghosts, mysteries and legends
  • Discover the dark and violent history that lurks beneath the city's sparkling facade
  • See the Hotel de Concierge, where Marie Antoinette was once imprisoned
  • See the old Place du Greve, where many were tortured and killed

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less for more intimate experience
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Equestrian Statue of Henri IV
    15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France

    Meet at the statue of Henri IV, in the middle of Pont Neuf- at the western end of Ile de la cite. Pont Neuf is the bridge that links Ile de la Cite to both the left and right banks of Paris. The statue is of a man on a horse sitting in the middle of the bridge. Nearest Metro: Pont Neuf (7) or Cite (4)

End point

  • Hotel La Ville
    70 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France

What To Expect

Greet your guide at a central Parisian location and set out to explore the spooky, serpentine streets of the city. See Paris’ sinister side on this spine-tingling tour, dispelling your romantic and elegant image of the capital; delve into its dark past, gaining gory insight into murders, executions, rampant plagues and bitter wars against the corrupt monarchy. 

Venture down winding alleyways under the cloak of darkness and visit significant sites such as the Place de la Vert Gallant, where the last of the courageous Knight’s Templar was burnt at the stake; scour St. Germain de Auxerrois for restless souls killed in the St. Bartholomew’s massacre in 1572; and listen out for the haunting cries of those executed and tortured before live audiences at the Palais du Justice. 

Stroll through atmospheric enclaves steeped in legend and history, listening to tales about the French Revolution, the Paris Commune and the Nazi rule. Learn about the serial killers who stalked the streets, and about significant historical figures that contributed to Paris’ death toll. Catch a rare a glimpse of those who loved, died and hated in the city before concluding your tour at another central location.

Seine River (Pass By)

Paris, the City of Light, has a remarkably dark and stormy past. Before the city earned its reputation for culture, art, fashion and romance, it endured centuries of strife – gruesome murders, torture, and beheadings, political and social unrest, brutal monarchies and wars, not to mention terrible plagues. This tour will bring to life Paris's mysterious and often horrific past – its ghosts, legends and historic personalities. You’ll see both rarely visited and well-known sights in a whole new way!

Conciergerie (Pass By)

See the Hotel de Concierge, where Marie Antoinette was once imprisoned.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as the tour lasts two hours and covers a lot of ground from the Île-de-Cité to Les Halles to Hotel da Ville.
Paris is a great city to walk around at night.
619 reviews
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A fun night around Paris
Melissa_M, Mar 2023
Many stories that we had never heard. We traveled a very good amount around the area with many informative and engaging stops. Very pleased with the entire experience. Thank u so much!!!
Nice history lesson.
Brendan_F, Mar 2023
Marie v friendly but tour not as expected which was about darker side of Paris.Where were the ghosts etc. No scary bits or real mystery. Just a history lesson. Thanks £££
Fun ghost and legends walking tour
Keely_H, Mar 2023
We had a wonderfully fun time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny with her story telling. She had a lot of great stories and did a great job making the tour enjoyable. Would highly recommend. Tour was about 1.5 hours and our guide was easy to find at the meeting location.
Fairly uninteresting evening tour of Paris
Mark_C, Mar 2023
Guide was excellent and well-spoken, but stories were not very compelling. Historical information was very superficial. Rain during the tour did not help.
Just ok
Thomas_D, Jan 2023
Our tour guide was nice, but it lacked any personality. The tour was supposed to be two hours long. Our guide arrived 20 minutes late and we finished 15 minutes early. So we didn't get what we paid for.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Thomas_D, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest review on Viator. Your comments have been communicated to our guide management team for further review. At City Wonders, we aim to deliver top quality services in all of our tours, and we are disappointed to hear that your experience with our guide did not live up to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback as a valuable source of improvement. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Unable to hear the tour...
Emma_L, Jan 2023
Unable to hear the tour guide, so we left the tour within the first 40 minutes. The tour lady needed a microphone to project her voice
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Emma_L, We sincerely apologize as your Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends tour did not meet your expectations nor the high standard of quality we have set for ourselves at City Wonders. Thank you for bringing the fact that your guide did not have a microphone to our agenda. We lament that this negatively impacted your tour with us. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Nothing amazing, but reasonable
Jennifer_F, Jan 2023
It was fine. I can’t say that it was that interesting, but it was definitely reasonably priced. The tour guide was nice, but she didn’t seem that familiar with Paris.
Total waste of time and money
Alex_B, Jan 2023
This tour is badly advertised. There is nothing scary, ghostly or mysterious about it. The guide started the tour with a statement saying the tour was not really focused on ghost, just interesting and strange facts about Paris. The facts weren't even that interesting. A direct qoute from the guide was 'someone died in the river!' I requested a refund for the tour due to it being badly advertised and Viator said they would not refund the money. Please do NOT waste your time or money on this tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Alex_B, We would like to sincerely apologize as your Night Walking Tour of Paris did not meet your expectations. Your comments have been communicated to our product and guide management teams so they can review your very crucial feedback. Apologies for any inconvenience that was caused on your travels. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Amazing highly informative and simply a brilliant experience!
Abdual_K, Jan 2023
Don’t normally leave reviews however this tour was brilliant so much information and our tour guide Ami was superb he is very knowledgeable and very funny with his quick witted jokes however he was always focused on feeding us the history of France and it is mainly because of his that I write this as he was simply amazing, excellent price and overall fantastic tour would highly recommend, Ami if you get a chance to read this I want to thank you again for a sublime experience and best of luck with the future, lots of love from the UK couple
Ami was great,...
Aneta_S, Oct 2022
Ami was great, articulated and full of funny stories. However, in the end of October the 2 hrs tour starting at 9pm was bit too late. I was with 11 years old and we needed to leave at 10 pm as it was too late for such experience for her. This should be marked as adult only or being moved to 8pm. Also, I would appreciate it more if only history was told, without ghost references.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Aneta_S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an honest review on Viator. While we are pleased that you enjoyed some aspects of your Night Walking Tour of Paris with us, we are by no means satisfied with providing our customers with 3-star experiences. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed the company of your guide Ami. But we understand that while traveling with an 11-year-old, this tour may not have been the best choice. As well, we will take into account your desire to learn more about history on this tour when we review our product content. Thank you for your time and your input. We hope to see you again in the future in the hopes of providing you with a more perfect experience. All the best, Edgar J. City Wonders
Fun tour
Siobvan_N, Oct 2022
Hamish was a great tour guide. My work friends and I had a great time exploring and learning some different sides to the darker Paris stories.
Ami our guide was great!
Carlos_P, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Ami was great and told us plenty of history of Paris. The tour took us to various locations in Paris that we would not have gone to. Ami also recommend one of our favorite restaurants in Paris that served the best onion soup.
Learn About Parisian History (and Restaurants!)
Brent_P, Sep 2022
It was quite easy to find the meeting point and Ami quickly checked us in. We had a great time learning some of the history of Paris while traipsing through the dark, yet lively streets of central Paris. Much of the fun was getting to meet some of the other people on the tour. Don’t forget to listen to Ami’s restaurant recommendations.
Ghost Tour - Highly Recommend
Kristin_F, Sep 2022
It was a neat experience learning more about the dark history of Paris. Our tour guide, Ami, was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and gave lots of good recommendations!
Maksida_S, Sep 2022
This tour was very informative and fun, our guide was well-versed and kept us very entertained. The only negative is that it rained almost the entire tour and it was very uncomfortable and hard to hear the tour guide unless you are right in front of him.
Demi_F, Sep 2022
Hearing the history of Paris and learning where the custom of saying ‘cheers’ came from. Ami our tour guide was wonderful! 😀
Loved the tour! Guide was...
Sarah_M, Aug 2022
Loved the tour! Guide was knowledgeable and fun. Was a fun walk around the city with some dark history lessons!
The dark side of Paris.
James_C, Aug 2022
Lots of great info on Henry IV. I am a high school history teacher, and loved it. Dead Rats hanging like sausages in that store’s window was a great finish to the bubonic plague story!
Dark Historical Walk
Juan_E, Aug 2022
The tour guide gave us some interesting stories of the history of Paris. Very engaging but not as spooky as I thought it would be.
Great way to learn hidden things of Paris
Dra_M, Aug 2022
Great walking tour, very informative and lively guide (Sylvana or Solana, sorry I didn’t quite catch it). Recommend!