Crimes and Plots: the Dark Pages of History

Every historians know we sometimes need to be prudent with written sources as history tends to be written by the victors. Or by the head of states, which is a weak reflection of the people situation. History is a coin with two sides. 


Who could believe that glorious times don't hide dark elements at the other side ? That a rebellion could happen without plots and murders? The centre of Paris has innumerable stories to tell, known or forgotten, sometimes only whispered even centuries after...


Standard duration: 2 hrs to 2.5 hrs

Price: 250€ (up to 30 people)                             The location of hearing system is recommended beyond 10 people

Flat price.                                                            Location: 2€/person for a half day


We will see together: Châtelet square, Innocents ex-cemetery,  Pompidou centre (outside), anti-pest shop,  and many charming places which hides heavy stories


Other tours in the same area: Louvre Museum, Paris Islands, Right Bank Landmarks, Le Marais

© Caroline Weber

From what age is the tour recommended?

Because this tour is about crimes, it is a teenager favorite! I don't recommend this tour under 11 years old, even more if your kids are sensitive. But everyone treats differently his/her emotions. Some children are interested by criminal cases.  Also I let you be the only judge for your own children.


How long is the tour?

If you need a short version (family tours or just because you prefer), 2 hours is the minimum to appreciate this tour in central Paris and Le Marais. If you are in no hurry, a 2.5 hours tour is valued to see more buildings with dark stories in Le Marais. 


Is there a day we cannot make this tour?

No, the tour happens rain or shine. Eveything is outside, so no timetable to follow.


Is there a lot of walk?

The tour is between 1.7 and 2.1 miles long. Breaks are possible on the way. 


Is this visit wheelchair accesible ?

Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible. 


Good to know

There are not many free toilets on the way, it is better to keep small change (50 cts, 1€ or 2€) just in case.

Dress apropriately for the weather.

There are drinking fountains on the way to fill a bottle in case of heat.