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Scandalous Paris-Belle Epoque Brothels & Courtesans provided by Localers

Scandalous Paris-Belle Epoque Brothels & Courtesans

Scandalous Paris-Belle Epoque Brothels & Courtesans
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Learn about Paris erotic 19th and 20th Centuries history. Hear original stories about star courtesans, renowned artists and celebrities. Understand why Paris became the capital of love and pleasure.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9204P13
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • An expert local guide who is also a professional storyteller
  • A small-group tour limited to 10 participants
  • A complementary cocktail
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Le Kiosque des noctambules, 12 Pl. Colette, 75001 Paris, France Meet your guide at Le Kiosque des Noctambules; the brightly colored metro station on the edge of Place Colette. The exact metro station is “Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre” on metro lines 1 and 7. You should take the Exit N. 5 "Place Colette - Théâtres". Your guide will be wearing a special badge with the Localers logo, you can't miss it!
  • Quartier Pigalle, 75009 Paris, France
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible, however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited that may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • An expert local guide who is also a professional storyteller
  • A small-group tour limited to 10 participants
  • A complementary cocktail
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Le Kiosque des noctambules, 12 Pl. Colette, 75001 Paris, France Meet your guide at Le Kiosque des Noctambules; the brightly colored metro station on the edge of Place Colette. The exact metro station is “Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre” on metro lines 1 and 7. You should take the Exit N. 5 "Place Colette - Théâtres". Your guide will be wearing a special badge with the Localers logo, you can't miss it!
  • Quartier Pigalle, 75009 Paris, France
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Quartier Pigalle, 75009 Paris, France
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible, however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited that may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Le Kiosque des noctambules
    12 Pl. Colette, 75001 Paris, France
    Meet your guide at Le Kiosque des Noctambules; the brightly colored metro station on the edge of Place Colette. The exact metro station is “Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre” on metro lines 1 and 7. You should take the Exit N. 5 "Place Colette - Théâtres". Your guide will be wearing a special badge with the Localers logo, you can't miss it!
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Station Palais Royal Musee du Louvre - Kiosque des Noctambules
    Place Pigalle
  • You'll end at
    Quartier Pigalle
    Quartier Pigalle, 75009 Paris, France
    See address & details
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LightPacker823417
3 contributions
A super scandalous time!
Dec 2018 • Friends
Our guide, Christina M was friendly and knowledgeable, providing us fascinating and juicy tidbits about the world of prostitutes & courtesans. We saw several buildings which used to be brothels in earlier times. Pictures of the original place and various key personnages helped us imagine what it used to be like. We were shown the range of brothels from exclusive to cheap. Christina fleshed out certain notable courtesans bringing out the more personal aspects of this life. Highly recommended. Put on good walking shoes.
Written 14 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your amazing experience at your Scandalous tour with Christina, and also for recommending us. We are glad to be part of this historical experience on what Paris was like during the Belle Epoque Era. Please share the word with your friends and family, and hope to see you again soon on our other adventures! Best, The Localers Team
Written 18 December 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela S
4 contributions
The highlight of my trip!
Aug 2018 • Solo
I can't say enough good things about this tour and Ana--she knows so much and her enthusiasm for the subject was infectious! I did a solo tour and it felt like walking around the city with a friend--she answered all of my questions, made suggestions for future visits, and was all around one of the best tour guides I've ever had. The tour itself (which she developed) was amazing--such a great way to learn about famous women of Paris who get short shrift on many other tours. Again: this tour was really the highlight of my trip!
Written 12 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Angela, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and for sharing your experiences with Ana! We look forward to seeing you soon on our other exciting tours! Best, The Localers Team
Written 13 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Guillaume L
2 contributions
great and fun
Apr 2018 • Couples
Both fun and historically accurate, a lot of walk but the great cocktail at the end is then well deserved.
Written 10 May 2018
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Bonjour Guillaume, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your Scandalous Paris tour with Ana! We hope to see you again soon in Paris! Very best wishes, The Localers
Written 12 May 2018
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Ainsley DS
214 contributions
Loved it!
Apr 2018 • Friends
I seriously loved this tour! It had the perfect amount of naughtiness and really interesting information. Our guide Ana was fabulous, full of energy and a great storyteller. I have been living in Paris for years and still discovered so many new things about this city! This is one of the tours where I think I will actually remember what we were told as it was all so intriguing!

Oh and also the cocktail at the end was fantastic!
Written 17 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bonjour Ainsley, Thank you so much for sharing your thought on your experience with Localers, and for your great article :) We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with our scandalous expert Ana! We hope you will be joining us again soon! Very best wishes, The Localers
Written 21 April 2018
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cmcv2018
Paris, France2 contributions
Scandalously Great Tour
Apr 2018 • Friends
Amazing discovery of Paris. I loved understanding the secrets of scandalous Paris, the sharply mastered anecdotes that Ana, our guide, told us. Special mention to the end of the visit (but I keep the surprise).
Written 17 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bonjour! Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback on your Scandalous experience! We are glad you enjoyed the tour, and we hope you will be joining us again soon! Very best wishes, The Localers
Written 21 April 2018
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Betsy J
Altoona, WI23 contributions
Excellent tour - thank you Ana
Mar 2018 • Friends
Ana was a lovely and knowledgeable tour guide. The sights she took us to flowed very well with her intriguing history lessons. Ana shared a wealth of information and photos from her iPad along the way of our lovely walking tour. Despite my hesitation, this was a very tasteful tour and extremely well done. The cocktail at the beautiful hotel (formerly a brothel) was a very nice end to an evening with a fun group of people and a great tour guide!
Written 9 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bonjour Betsy! Thank you for talking the time to share your thoughts on your Localers tours with other travelers! We're delighted you enjoyed your your tour with our scandalous yet tasteful guide Ana, and that she did an excellent job presenting the events! The cocktail in the end is only a well deserved reward after the walk :) We hope to see you again soon. Localers is now also running tours in Lyon, Rome, Florence & Venice! Very best wishes, The Localers
Written 21 April 2018
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geeparee22
Paris, France513 contributions
three hours very well spent
Apr 2018 • Friends
I have lived in Paris for over 20 years and have read a lot of history books about Paris but there were so many things I discovered on this tour that I had not heard before. As you walk around and look up into windows and stand in front of historical places, your imagination congers up vivid pictures as your extremely knowledgeable tour guide/historian Ana, reveals the secrets of the scandalous places in Paris.

As others have said, there is a long but leisurely walk from the Opera up to the Moulin Rouge. The tour takes nearly three hours but I hardly noticed the time passing because I was enthralled in Ana's stories. Her iPad photos to accompany her explanations are a stroke of genius.

I had many "ah-ha" moments when passing building and doors that I've seen and photographed before but had NO CLUE what really went on in some of these places. Ana starts with a basic history of the times and then fills in lots of details with antidotes along the way. She's very pleasant, smiley, and holds your attention throughout the tour.

We had time to take photos along the way, which was nice. If you have been to Paris before or if this is your first time, you'll enjoy seeing the areas along the tour. You might find yourself standing on a street you've never seen before. You will definitely find yourself amazed at what you hear!

I was a bit concerned by the word "kinky" in the description of the tour but Ana keeps her narrative historical and tasteful. I think this tour would be a real winner for a hen party! I'm not entirely sure that 16 year olds need to hear some of the information on the tour but I imagine that Ana can gauge what is appropriate based on the age group of the participants.

The crowning touch was drinks at the 5 star hotel that was formerly a brothel! Such a brilliant way to end the tour.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone whether Paris is new to you or if you have lived here for decades. Something for everyone to learn and enjoy.
Written 7 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there! Thank you for talking the time to review in details and share your Scandalous Paris experience with other travelers! We're delighted you enjoyed your tour with our very own scandalous yet tasteful Parisian character Ana :) She truly is a great story teller, and is always after the small details that gives the whole story of the City of Love a lot more sense! We hope to see you again on our Localers tours! Localers is also running locale tours in Lyon, Rome, Florence & Venice. Very best wishes, The Localers
Written 21 April 2018
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elinsenmayer
Paris, France8 contributions
Best Tour in Paris
Apr 2018 • Friends
I have nothing but AMAZING things to say about the content, area, and especially our amazing tour guide, Ana! I have lived in Paris for three years now and throughout the years have been on many, many different tours because my family and friends love to take tours when they visit. This is my first time with Localers and it is by far the best experience I have had so far. The meeting place was easy to find, Ana wore a small, but tasteful badge so we knew who to find when we arrived. The tour started at Palais Royale and we walked up until the 9th by Pigalle and finished at Metro Blanche (it seems like a long walk but very doable because it spans over 2.5 hours)! Ana made the tour very historical, showing us lots of photos and telling us a lot of stories about the characters in the different time periods that involve the brothels of Paris. I thought it was the most well-researched and informative tour I have ever taken that went very well along with its theme! Ana did a great job interacting with the entire group and answering ALL of our questions! She also has a great way of telling stories and not making us stand in one place for too long. The tour let us see many different neighborhoods and different monuments that were important to this era. Overall, it was hands down my favorite tour I have ever been on AND it ended with a cocktail in a five-star hotel that used to be a brothel, which stays true to the olden-day decor of the sensual, red satin atmosphere. I can't wait to go on another one with friends and/or family next time they are in town! Thank you Ana for such a memorable afternoon!!
Written 5 April 2018
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Bonjour Elin, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts in details on your Scandalous Paris Tour with Localers, we're very glad you enjoyed your time with Ana! She truly is a gem and have some great stories to tell that always make the group interact, especially on this matter :) We are glad she made a difference and was able to show you another side of Paris, and that you enjoyed the cherry on the cake, the cocktail! We will pass on your kinds words to her. We hope to see you soon again on Localers tours. We now operate in Paris, Lyon, Rome, Florence & Venice! Best wishes, The Localers team
Written 21 April 2018
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Mandie M
Paris, France2 contributions
Unique and Interesting Tour of Scandalous Paris
Apr 2018 • Friends
I took this tour yesterday and had an absolutely wonderful time. The tour started promptly at 4 near Palais Royale and finished around 7 near Pigalle. Our tour guide Ana was very knowledgeable and funny as she told us about the unique history of the scandalous side of Paris. The tour, while on a scandalous subject matter, was very historical and accurate and Ana had an iPad full of amazing photos to show us of the characters in her stories - which totally drew us in and make the history come alive. The tour was a considerable amount of walking for people who aren't used to it, but if you wear proper shoes and are prepared ahead of time, it isn't worrisome. We ended the tour having a cocktail in a 5-star hotel modeled after the brothels of the time, very Belle Epoque with velvet couches and throw cushions. This was the best tour I've ever taken in Paris and I can't wait to take my friends on it when they come to visit!
Written 5 April 2018
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Bonjour Mandie, Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback on your Scandalous experience! We are glad you enjoyed the tour, and we hope you will be joining us again soon!
Written 13 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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