You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
Learn how a royal decree put an end to God’s miracles in the 18th century
Walk along the street that has been leading to Rome since the times of the ancient Roman Empire
See a small garden that used to be a mass grave and a place of collective hypnosis episodes
Find the flea market that was originally established by cannibal priests
Feel the atmosphere of the old cabarets in the medieval Parisian streets
Are you ready to see a different Paris? There will be no architectural wonders or lavish façades during our walk, as they will give way to quaint old streets, secret gardens, and unbelievable stories from the past.
Our tour begins at the Censier Daubenton metro station. The first stop is the Saint-Médard church, a superb example of the Flamboyant Gothic style. Sitting in the 15-th century church, you will uncover the story of the ‘convulsionists’, where collective hypnosis, miraculous healings, and a mystical cult took place. Then, you will take a stroll along Rue Mouffetard and Rue Daubenton, admiring medieval houses and learning amazing facts from the history of signs that have been an integral part of Parisian streets since the 1200.
Passage des Patriarches will reveal its grim story before you, that involves meat pies made from human flesh and the events that lead to the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. You will also pass by a 600-year-old cabaret and a fountain built thanks to Marie de Médicis. Farther on the way, you will see the Seminary of the Spiritains on Rue Lhomond, and just a street away – the house built on the very site where a 4 mil euro treasure was found.
You will see a famous Chinese tea room and learn about the tragedy of a 15 century poet who was a patron of an old cabaret that we’ll also pass by. Our walk ends on Rue Thouin which offers a great opportunity to continue exploring the Mouffetard neighborhood in one of the many cafés located here.
An unusual route with live GPS map through the little-known streets and alleys of Paris
Tips on where to have a nice cup of tea
Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
Food and drinks at your own expense
Earphones not included – please bring your own
Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.