Did you know the City of Light has a mysterious shadowy side that’s full of lost legends and spine-tingling secrets? This 2-hour nighttime quest through illuminated Paris uncovers thrilling tales of assassinations, prophecies, apparitions, lost treasure and more.
Your backdrop will be gorgeous must-see monuments like the Conciergerie, Pont Neuf, Le Louvre Museum, Tour Saint-Jacques and Notre Dame. But be prepared for plenty of unexpected discoveries too as you dig up every last skeleton in Paris’ closet. You won’t find these stories in your guidebook!
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. You'll walk along the Seine river banks, which also hold a fair share of Paris’s murky stories. You’ll conclude your bone-chilling night-time journey in front of the Louvre. With any luck you’ll unlock a few of its mystical secrets and continue your own quest through the dark side of Paris!
Meeting point & walking distance
Meeting point: Notre Dame Cathedral
On the square in front of Notre Dame Cathedral
Is this tour suitable for everyone?
We welcome all curious minds, young and old--in fact kids really enjoy the vivid characters and imaginative stories on this tour! However please note that your guide will occasionally explain details of historical executions, torture, etc. Also those with limited mobility should note that this tour covers a bit more ground than our usual walking tours.
I don’t want to be out too late. Can I request an earlier start time?
If you’d like to do your Dark Side Tour earlier in the evening please contact our customer service team before booking. They may be able to arrange a start time that suits your schedule.
Can I order a one-on-one tour for just my group?
We’ll be happy to make your tour private so you can have a guide all to yourself and move at your own pace. Just contact our customer service team and they’ll take care of the details. Please note that privatizing your tour will incur an additional fee.
Does this tour include entry into monuments or museums?
This tour does not include entry inside any of the locations visited. Note that Localers does however offer specialized tours of most museums and historical monuments so do not hesitate to contact us!
Very enjoyable and informative. Juliette is an effective and enthusiastic communicator.
Juliette was fantastic! She’s a great storyteller and I loved being in such a small group.
It was amazing! Patrick is a fantastic guide and his narrations were incredible! It was a lovely tour! Absolutely recommended!
Patrick was a great personality and storyteller. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you
Very interesting tour and the guide (Juliette) was very nice and gave us some more recommendations of places to go/explore in Paris!