Knowing Paris inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for discovering all the magic that a city has to offer. Our city guides are selected for their insatiable love for Paris, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Paris that truly makes them tick.
Your unique trek through the darkest hours of French history begins on Ile-de-la-Cité. With its frightening gargoyles, extraordinary bell towers, and concealed messages from the ancient alchemists, Notre Dame Cathedral is where the most intriguing stories arose. At La Conciergerie, an infamous medieval prison, you’ll hear about France’s most infamous prisoners, such as Marie Antoinette, and the gruesome details of their public execution. Next door at Pont Neuf you’ll enter a world of famine, murder, royal mistresses, and the dark legend of the Knights Templar—one filled with curses, lost treasure…and the Holy Grail.
The Seine River banks also hold a fair share of Paris’s murky stories back in the days were death was just part of everyday life. Steps away, in the courtyards of the Louvre you’ll hear some of the royal palace’s most sordid anecdotes as you take in unparalleled views of its mysterious illuminated glass pyramid. Your guide will then fascinate you with some classic Parisian ghost stories and the tale of the most ghastly serial killer you’re never heard of.
We’ll take you down the very streets where Kings and Queens of France were murdered or taken down to be guillotined. From there you’ll visit sites linked to public tortures & death-predicting prophecies and the insalubrious medieval cemetery that offered its skeletal remains to the ghoulish Catacombs of Paris.
You’ll conclude your bone-chilling night-time journey in front of the Hotel de Ville where took place - probably very unfair - mass public executions. With any luck you’ll unlock a few of its mystical secrets and continue your own quest through the dark side of Paris!
Romain was AMAZING!!! I will 100% be recommending him to our friends! Our Louvre tour was one of my kids favorite things we did and they said it was because of Romain.
Highly recommend. Private tour is a great way to get more personalized insights on Paris history. Guide was very knowledgeable. Will definitely use again.
We have done several tours with Localers and they are definitely worth the money! We are pretty independent travelers, but there is no substitute for local knowledge. Localers has the best guides!
I did 2 tours with Localers and would enthusiastically do more when I return to Paris. The main reason is the quality of the tours themselves, the fact they are authentic experiences, and you learn so much!
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