The stories behind the Legends

The Bloody Baker

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The eager recipient of the barber's victims. The bodies were finely chopped and turned into pâté, then sold to unsuspecting customers in his bakery.

The Assassin's Cabaret

A hang out of famous artists such as Picasso, Debussy and Maupassant, Le Lapin Agile is one of the oldest cabaret's in Paris. In 1860 this Montmartre cabaret was known as a meeting place of thieves and murderers, earning it the nickname, "the Assassin's Cabaret".


The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Quasimodo is the main character of Victor Hugo's famed novel, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This frightening, disfigured character, lived in the bell towers of the cathedral, hiding his monstrous appearance from the crowds of the city.


The Executioner & the Guillotine

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Created in 1789, inaugurated in 1792, the guillotine had numerous heads rolling, particularly during the revolutionary tribunals under the Terror. This instrument of death carries the name of it's creator, Dr. Joseph Guillotin, and earned the nickname, "the widow". Two of the most famous victims of the guillotine's blade are King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, in 1793.


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