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Paris criminal past tour with guide on your smartphone

Free cancellation
Duration: from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English, French
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Discover the criminal past of Paris following your guide on your smartphone

Visit at your own pace and customize your itinerary as you wish

Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused!

What to expect

From a man-eating princess to public enemy number 1, or the assassination of Henry IV...rewind to Paris' bloodiest crimes listening to your guide on your smartphone! Visit at your own pace, the commentaries and fun facts trigger automatically as you stroll along the designated itinerary, right where they happened!

The tour begins in front of the huge monument backdrop to one of the most terrible massacres in the history of France! Discover the incredible story behind this famous façade brought to you by the professional tour guide behind the app. You are standing at the very spot where the massacres happened 500 years ago! Then, simply follow the directions to the next spot and the voice goes on again as the guide unveils a new incredible story.

On the itinerary, spot the beautiful church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, witness of many crimes in the last centuries: conspiracies, assassinations and poisoning during the time of the Kings of France. Saint Honoré street was very famous back until the French Revolution for public executions of criminals! Learn about the terrible lives of the public executioners. Discover the terror and rivalry, among the thugs and gangs of Paris fighting in this very neighborhood until the beginning of the 20th century.

The tours are designed by local and passionate guides. Visit at your own pace and customize your itinerary according to your desires! A short stop at a terrace, a visit to a store or even a craving? You can resume the visit when you want, right where you stopped. Impossible to get lost. The guide indicates clear audio directions to follow and a map can also be viewed if you prefer visual guidance. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization system will bet you back on the right track!

The visit ends near the Hotel de Ville, the City of Paris Town Hall, also a place of public executions back in the day!

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

What's included

Audioguided tour in the historical center of Paris

What's not included


Personal expenses


1 Rue de l'Oratoire, 75001 Paris

Meeting point:

The tour starts near the Louvre museum. Metro stop: Louvre - Rivoli (line 1). The tour launches at the starting point - and won’t start from anywhere else.



Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • To take the tour, you need a smartphone (fully charged), the application installed on your phone, an internet connection for the duration of the tour, headphones. Activation code and instructions on how to download the application will be provided after booking.
  • You can take the tour any day and any time after purchase
  • No one will assist you at the starting point or during the visit. A phone number is provided in case assistance is required.
  • This tour is available in English and French
  • Depending on your pace, the visit can take between 1 and 1,5 hour