Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois

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  • Paris: Murder Mysteries Small Group Walking Tour

    1. 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 Right Bank 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    2. Paris Right Bank 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    While the Left bank has always been associated with universities, the arts, youth culture, and free and forward thinking, the Right Bank was the seat of French power. Authority emanated from the royal court and had a significant impact on the character of its surroundings. A 2-hour walk on the Right Bank is a very different experience compared to a visit to the Left Bank, which is home to the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain. As you take in the buildings of the Right Bank your guide will compare the way authority was shown in medieval times with the manner in which it was demonstrated in the neoclassical period. You won’t only dwell on the official aspects of this area, however. You’ll also visit sites that have seen a change from their original purpose and acquired some interesting, unexpected functions and fame. Principal sites visited on the tour include the Cour Carré, Saint-Germa...

  • Paris: History of Crime Smartphone Audio Guide Walking Tour

    3. Paris: History of Crime Smartphone Audio Guide Walking Tour

    Start the tour outside the beautiful Church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois. Learn how the bell of this church marked the beginning of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572. Stroll down nearby Rue Saint Honoré, which was once used as a location for the public execution of criminals. Hear about the many notorious crime figures in Paris' long history. Learn more about the notorious "Gang des Tractions" of the early 20th century. Hear the story of one of their leaders, Pierre Loutrel, who was France's first "public enemy number 1." The audio guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real-time. If you wish to take a break, simply pause the app and resume the tour when you are ready. The audio tour finishes at the Hotel de Ville, the City Hall of Paris, which also hosted public executions in years past.

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What people are saying about Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 45 reviews

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.

Dark Heart & Murder Mysteries

On the 5th of October 2019. we took this tour which was very entertaining. The guide had great knowledge and produly took us through the horrors of Paris. We gladly recommend this walk and especially with the guide who we think was caled Vicky.

Victoire’s tour was really great. She was very fun, pleasant and entertaining and her information was very interesting. I wish I had taken notes so I could remember all the information.

Fun and informative tour. Very nice setup with an audioguide as well.

Fun and informative tour. Very nice setup with an audioguide as well. The tour guide, Vic, was very nice and a great storyteller. She knows a lot about Paris history!

Vic was very nice and made the tour very interesting! We learned a lot of scary and thrilling things about the dark past of paris! I'd recommend doing this tour!