The Hidden Heart of Medieval Paris

  • Discovery

A guided tour in the heart of a mysterious, dark and still unknown Paris, far from the image of the City of Light...

Your Cultival guide will tell you the legends surrounding the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral and will detail a dark affair that spilled so much blood in the Middle Ages. Your tour continues in front of the Saint-Jacques Tower in the meanders of alchemy with Nicolas Flamel, a scientist who experiments the transformation of lead into gold. Then, near the Place Sainte-Opportune, you will discover, frightened, the narrow and dark rue Courtalon, where once, at the time of the Sun King, a dark affair took place. A little further on, in the heart of the rue de la Ferronnerie, you will learn how the "Vert-Galant" lost his life...

Your unusual guided tour will end at the astrological and astronomical tower of Catherine de Medici, alias the Black Queen. Legend has it that even today, during stormy nights, the ghost of the queen's magician comes back to haunt the tower...

Outdoor visit

● Average length of visit: 1h30

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 9.30 am and 6 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Https://


Adult: 11 €
Child (17 years): 7 €.

Group rate available for > 20 people.

● Group visit 8.80€/adult - 7€/child (12-18 years old)
● Private visit 195€/group.

Adult: 9.80 €
Child (17 years): 7.20 € ((12-18 years old)).

Group rate available for > 20 people.



  • By foot


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers


  • Minimum number of people : 20
  • Sales TO/Distributors


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Documentation languages

  • French


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