Mysteries of Paris

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season

Mysteries of Paris is a fascinating and intriguing documentary series now streaming on Curiosity Stream. The six-part series offers an in-depth exploration of one of the most captivating cities in the world, Paris, and uncovers the dark and mysterious secrets that lay hidden beneath its glamour and beauty.

The show is hosted by journalist and author Alexandra Ackoun, who takes viewers on a journey through the darker side of Paris, showcasing various mysteries, myths, and legends that have fascinated people for centuries. Whether it's famous unsolved murders, ongoing controversies, hidden societies, or unusual occurrences, Ackoun offers a glimpse into the less-known parts of Paris.

The series has been beautifully crafted, with stunning visuals that bring each story to life. From the Parisian streets and bridges to the grand historic buildings and monuments, the backdrop of Paris provides an ideal setting for the mysteries that unfold in each episode.

The first episode of Mysteries of Paris focuses on one of the most infamous unsolved murder cases in French history. Ackoun delves into the mysterious death of the Duke of Orleans, who was found murdered in his bedchamber with a knife stuck in his heart. Despite a thorough investigation, the perpetrator was never identified, and the case remains unsolved to this day. Ackoun explores the theories and suspects behind the murder in a captivating and suspenseful episode.

In the second episode, Ackoun investigates the long-standing feud between the two “Parisian” superheroes - Batman and Spiderman. Both characters have been seen prowling the streets of Paris for years, entertaining children while gaining worldwide attention. However, Ackoun reveals the ups and downs in their superhero rivalry and explores the mystery behind their presence in the city.

Episode three focuses on The Cluny Museum and its hidden secrets. The museum showcases the fascinating history of medieval Paris and houses artworks, tapestries, and sculptures from the 13th to 15th centuries. Yet, Ackoun highlights several lesser-known objects and tells their stories, revealing secrets and mysteries that had remained hidden for centuries.

The fourth episode reveals a sadder history of Paris, the mystery behind the infamous suicide of Poet Paul Verlaine at the Hotel de Ville. The episode draws on the bizarre relationship between Verlaine and his protégé and lover, Arthur Rimbaud. The events that led to Verlaine pulling out a revolver and shooting Rimbaud and then himself are explored in detail by Ackoun in a chilling and tragic episode.

In episode five, Ackoun investigates a secret society that supposedly existed in the 18th century, known as the “Rosicrucian Order.” Parisian society members infamously joined the society, and Ackoun suggests that their influence and power spread throughout France. She delves into their symbols and beliefs and explores the connections they might have had with similarly secretive organizations present in Paris’ history.

The final episode of the Mysteries of Paris centers around the incredible story of Maria Callas, one of the world's greatest operatic sopranos. Ackoun takes viewers on a journey through Callas’ tumultuous life, including her turbulent relationship with Aristotle Onassis, one of the wealthiest men in the world. Ackoun examines the controversies surrounding Callas’s death in Paris in1977, and the mysteries of the final years of her life,

Overall, Mysteries of Paris presents a thrilling exploration of Paris’ darker side, leaving viewers at the edge of their seats. It captures the essence and history of Paris, delivering it in a mysterious and captivating manner. Ackoun's narration is flawless, and her knowledge of Parisian history and legends provides a unique and exciting experience for viewers.

Mysteries of Paris is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on May 17, 2018.

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Secrets Beyond the Grave
6. Secrets Beyond the Grave
May 17, 2018
The French capital of Paris has far more dead than living. Deep in its bowels lie millions of corpses. From the catacombs to the city's most famous cemeteries. What part have the dead played in the history of Paris? Have the lost souls revealed all of their secrets? To find out, we must investigate.
Affair of the Poisons
5. Affair of the Poisons
May 17, 2018
This is one of the darkest pages in the history of Paris. It mixes conspiracy and assassination attempt against the king, poisoning, black mass and child sacrifices. It's called the poison case. How to distinguish the truth from the legend? To find out, it is here in Paris that we must investigate.
The Secrets of the Templars
4. The Secrets of the Templars
May 17, 2018
The most mysterious chivalric order Paris has ever known. The Knights Templar. Theirs is a story of secrets and intrigue. Legends abound about these knights. If we want to discover the truth, we must investigate here, in Paris.
Nicolas Flamel and Alchemy
3. Nicolas Flamel and Alchemy
May 17, 2018
In the Middle Ages, the French capital of Paris had its fair share of centuries-old mysteries and secrets. Among them, was the era of the alchemists, who claimed they could turn base metals into gold. The best known of the alchemists was Nicolas Flamel. We will shed light on the arcana of alchemy.
The Curse of the Phantom
2. The Curse of the Phantom
May 17, 2018
This is the case of the rooms of the Palais Garnier, better known as the Paris Opera, which are said to be cursed. Numerous strange incidents have been recorded in them. To such an extent that many people claim they're the work of a ghost, the most famous ghost on earth: the Phantom of the Opera.
Allan Kardec and Spiritism
1. Allan Kardec and Spiritism
May 17, 2018
Can we communicate with spirits? A figure in the French capital of Paris maintained it was possible. His name was Allan Kardec, and what he achieved shook people's beliefs to the core. This is one of the city's most mysterious affairs. If we want to discover the truth, we must investigate.
Where to Watch Mysteries of Paris
Mysteries of Paris is available for streaming on the Curiosity Stream website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mysteries of Paris on demand at Apple TV Channels.
  • Premiere Date
    May 17, 2018