The 4 Eeriest & Most Mysterious Walking Tours of Paris

Discover the dark side of the City of Light. Not all of the walking tours of Paris take place in the daytime. In fact, not all of them take place above ground! We've uncovered (or should we say, dug up?) a few mysterious walking tours of Paris that are all about the eerie, the fantastic, the underground of the city, and the nighttime.

A visit to the city's most famous cemetery is one of those things you don't want to miss. Or perhaps plunge beneath Paris to experience the mysterious catacombs. Or how about one of our preferred night walking tours in Paris, where you hear about ghosts and legends? You're allowed to hold hands!

Ghosts, Mysteries & Legends

Night Walking Tour in Paris

Night Walking Tour of Paris

Explore the Marais, The Paris Islands, and hidden streets in a walking tour at night.

Learn about the dark history that is part of the City of Light: the plague, the French Revolution and the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572. Visit Hotel de Ville and Hotel de la Concierge under the cover of darkness.

  • Departs at sundown.
  • Tuesday, Fridays, Saturdays from April to October.
  • Saturdays only November to March.

Paris Ghost & Mystery Walking Tour

Visit the Dark Side of Paris

Paris Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour

On this night walking tour an expert guide takes you along winding lanes to the dark side of the City of Lights.

Explore the exterior of the Paris Catacombs, the Theater of the Vampires, the Knights Templar, the Marquis de Sade, flying machines, mummies in the Bastille, gargoyles and medieval alchemists, and the history of other little known artifacts and sites in the City of Light.

  • Departs at 9 PM.
  • Wednesdays through Saturdays.
  • March through October.

Visit the Catacombs – City of the Dead

Small-Group Walking Tour

Paris Catacombs

If you're looking for something a little different in a Paris experience, consider a trip to the underworld.

Explore the labyrinths beneath the city that are the final resting place of millions of Parisians. A tour through the Paris Catacombs is an eerie reminder of the long and sometimes bizarre history of Paris. There are only a limited number of visitors allowed in the catacombs daily, so be sure to book early.

  • Limited to 10 people.
  • Tour meets at 8:45 AM for 10:00 AM entrance.
  • Every day except Mondays and holidays.

The Gravestones of Pere LaChaise Cemetery

The Graveyard of the Rich and Infamous

Pere LaChaise Gravestone Tour

What's more mysterious than a graveyard? A visit to this famous cemetery is a must, what with all the famous people buried here.

Visit the graves of celebrities past and present — Heloise and Abelard, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Balzac, Proust, famous artists, authors and personalities. And yes, Jim Morrison is buried here, too. Break on through to the other side.

  • Departs at 12:45 PM.
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.
  • April to October.

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