Paris
Ghost & Vampire Tours

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Paris Ghost & Vampire Tours

  • Paris Catacombs: Tour

    1. Paris Catacombs: Tour

    Join your knowledgeable, informative guide on this tour through the underground passages and special rooms of the Catacombs. Get the most out of your visit as you listen to unique insights from your guide and together, navigate this dark but curious space. Learn the intriguing stories of those who worked, visited, and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including the secret societies who still visit today. Discover the history of the labyrinthian passages, from how they were initially mined for limestone to how they are now home to the bones of more than 6 million former Parisians. The remains that you’ll walk past were carefully moved here in the 18th century, in a discreet operation to transfer them from the unclean and overflowing cemeteries of the city center.

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

    2. Père Lachaise Cemetery: Walking Tour

    Visit one of Paris’ quirkier landmarks, the Père Lachaise Cemetery, on a walking tour with an expert guide. Don’t miss the most visited cemetery in the world during your stay in Paris, with over 3.5 million visitors every year. See the final resting places of many famous artistic, literary, and historical figures, including Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf, Delacroix, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and many others. Explore the grounds of the 19th-century cemetery with your guide, whose commentary will balance humor with historical accuracy. Let them share secrets with you about the cemetery and some of its famous residents. Highlights include the quaint cobbled paths, elaborate tombs, and stunning decorative funerary art.

  • Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

    3. Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

    Throughout your 2-hour guided tour you will discover the dark side of the center of Paris. Choose between a shared or private experience, which will begin at the former main site of the bloody and popular public executions, which were both adored and appreciated by Parisians. You will see how cruelly they used to punish convicted criminals, as well as the occasional unfortunate innocent person too. Paris is a haunted city with plenty of ghosts and phantoms. One famous French poet became the ghost that today haunts a theater, another one was injured during a fire and has since never left the Opera House. You'll learn about the "evil queen" of France, and how another spirit haunted her all the way up until her final days. Demons and devilish beings are everywhere in Paris, with the Notre-Dame Cathedral containing plenty of them on its exterior. On this facade there are so many creepy ...

    This was a fun tour! Simon our guide was excellent (watch out for the great impersonation of the French) and extremely personable. Great stories complemented by his own experiences brought it all to life. In the end we were having such a great time that we didn’t even notice that we had run over time by about 40 minutes and were sad to have reached the end. We always take walking tours wherever we go - this is a keeper.

  • Paris: Murder Mysteries Small Group Walking Tour

    4. Paris: Murder Mysteries Small Group Walking Tour

    On this 2-hour walking tour you will learn about the city’s darker side as you glance in to its macabre underbelly. Paris has a long and tragic history of murder and execution, of rampant disease among the lower classes, and of bitter wars fought against a corrupt monarchy. The tour rips open the cloak of darkness, as you wind down alleyways and cut through the hushed night. Your English-speaking guide will take you to sites such as the Place de la Vert Gallant, where the last of the Knights’ Templar was burned at the stake. You will visit St Germain de Auxerrois, where estimates say some 30,000 people were killed in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. Your guide will point out places of interest as you stroll, leaving no stone unturned. As you delve into stories of ritual worship, you will learn about characters like Napoleon Bonaparte, Marie Antoinette and Henry IV, as well as the se...

    Our guide Vic was great! She was very knowledgeable, great personality and made learning the different histories of Paris fun! We loved this tour because it was a different experience from the traditional sites. We walked a lot, but we were having so much fun we didn’t mind that.

  • Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

    5. Paris: Historical Crimes Walking Tour in French

    Journey through a darker side of the history of Paris on a walking tour of some of the city's great crime scenes. Follow a route that traces shady business dealings, sites of execution and much more. Discover how Paris was once a maze of side streets where it was easy to get lost, providing refuge for thieves and other miscreants. Learn, for example, about the emblematic Pont Neuf where, in the 17th century, the crooks, thieves and beggars came from the Cours des Miracles to steal the bourgeois before returning to the neighborhoods around the Halles and Beaubourg. Learn about the great gallows and gibbets of Montfaucon, and listen to surprising facts and fascinating anecdotes on the approximately 2km walk. Discover Paris from a completely different perspective.

  • Paris: Mysteries and Legends Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

    6. Paris: Mysteries and Legends Smartphone Audio-Guided Tour

    Uncover the mysteries and legends of Paris on this audio-guided walking tour. With your smartphone in your pocket, follow your professional and passionate guide’s commentary as you explore the historical landmarks of the city. Begin the tour in front of the Arc du Carrousel, right by the Louvre Museum. Discover how the Louvre and the Tuileries Garden got their name as well as all their disturbing ghost stories. Get to know Belphégor, the indiscreet ghost of the Louvre, and find out why the Pyramid of the Louvre has been the subject of so many conspiracy stories, including in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Why did an Italian worker steal the Mona Lisa at the beginning of the 20th century? And what is the longest work of art in Paris? These questions and more will be answered as you go. Cross the Cour Carrée and the Pont des Arts to admire one of the most beautiful views of Paris. Then, on...

  • Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

    7. Paris: Famous Graves of Père Lachaise Small Group Tour

    Historic and scenic, Père Lachaise Cemetery boasts some of the most expensive and coveted grave real estate in the world. It is the final resting place for famous artists, writers and musicians, from Yves Montand and Simone Signoret to Chopin and Oscar Wilde. On this 2-hour walking tour you’ll wander through this labyrinth of headstones, trees, and paths as your guide points out the famous graves and eccentricities that make this place so special. Oscar Wilde’s tomb surely stands out, covered entirely with bright red lipstick from kisses left by visiting admirers. As you pass Chopin’s tomb it seems that you can almost hear his well-known funeral march. See the final resting place of Molière, the famous French playwright. Famous for irony and satire, Molière, a sick man whose doctors thought he was a hypochondriac, died on stage playing a well man who is a hypochondriac, while the audi...

    Vic was an amazing tour guide, very kind and knowledgeable. We learned so many interesting facts while exploring this beautiful cemetery. Would highly recommend!

  • Paris: Romantic City Exploration Game for Couples

    8. Paris: Romantic City Exploration Game for Couples

    Discover Paris’s fascinating history and attractions while solving clues around the city center. Experience the charms of the French capital as you embark on a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Follow the clues from one place to another to watch the secret story of each location unfold. Get all the instructions via email after booking and begin your adventure. Play competitively in teams or in a group as you solve the romantic riddles hidden in Paris. Explore at your own pace and sightsee along the way. Visit city highlights like the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and the Saint Germain des Pres Quarter while uncovering the romantic tales behind each turn.

  • Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

    9. Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

    Visit some of the most well-known sites of Paris in an authentic, fun, and entertaining way on 3 distinct audio-guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of keeping your smartphone in your pocket while your professional guide’s commentaries lead you through charming streets and squares. The audio commentaries trigger automatically based on your location. Secret Montmartre (1.5 hours) Walk the steep streets and hidden squares of bohemian Montmartre and immerse yourself in the neighborhood’s artistic history, from Pablo Picasso to Dalida. Mysteries and Legends of Paris, Ile de la Cité (1.5 hours) Learn the history of central Paris’ famous sites, such as the Louvre Pyramid, Pont Neuf, and the Conciergerie, but with a macabre twist. Follow the side streets and secret passages, far from the usual tourist itineraries. Trendy Le Marais (1.5 hours)...

  • Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre Museum

    10. Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre Museum

    You'll meet your guide underneath the immense glass pyramid of the Louvre, after the security check but before the ticketed entrance (the precise meeting point will be on your voucher).  Your guide will greet you and will take you to discover firsthand some of the most renowned collections and pieces of the Louvre, including the medieval remnants of the old royal castle, the vast Egyptian collection, the curious Venus de Milo, the crown jewelry collection, French masterpieces, and the Mona Lisa.  As home of the largest collection of artwork on the planet, the Louvre is filled with paintings, sculptures and other pieces that contain fascinating — and sometimes horrifying — secrets and backstories. Within the ancient world collections, learn about magic and long-forgotten rituals and travel through the ages as your guide brings to life dark events depicted in some of the Museum’s most ico...

Sightseeing in Paris

Möchten Sie alle Aktivitäten in Paris entdecken? Sehen Sie hier die vollständige Liste.

What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Matthew was a wonderful guide who gave historical information in a lively manner and shared behind the tour information to further enhance our experience. Seeing the number of bones in the catacombs is an overwhelming experience, but the behind the scenes part of the tour added so much more. The history shared as to why the catacombs were created was fascinating. I was disappointed when other tour participants did not seem to understand the need to tip your guide. I guess some don’t realize after the admission fees and the tour company takes its cut, there’s not much left over for the guide. REMEMBER TO TIP YOUR GUIDE IF YOU ENJOYED YOUR TOUR! 10% of the tour cost is reasonable

This was a fun tour! Simon our guide was excellent (watch out for the great impersonation of the French) and extremely personable. Great stories complemented by his own experiences brought it all to life. In the end we were having such a great time that we didn’t even notice that we had run over time by about 40 minutes and were sad to have reached the end. We always take walking tours wherever we go - this is a keeper.

Simon was an amazing tour guide, he keeps the stories factual, fun, and interesting, I definitely recommend this tour if you have the time as it has been the best tour I’ve been to in Paris.

The tour was very interesting and entertaining. Our guide Simon did a great job! We would highly recommend this tour.

Hannah was such an amazing guide. We loved to listen to her and the stories were really interesting!