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Stories and Secrets of the French Revolution: 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Overview

Immerse yourself in the secrets and stories of the French Revolution during this 3-hour walking tour. Follow your historian guide to addresses relevant to the Revolution's history, including cafés where they plotted the destruction of the nobility, the location of a bloody assassination and the alley where the guillotine was invented. Along the way, listen to your guide's engaging narrative about the history and mysteries of the Revolution.
  • 3-hour walking tour of French Revolution historical sites
  • Engaging commentary about the murder, mayhem and history of the French Revolution from your guide
  • Stop at a local Left Bank cafe, including refreshments, is included
  • Small group tour ensures a personalized experience
Meet your guide and tour group outside the Saint Sulpice metro station. Proceed to explore one of Paris' must-see attractions, Saint-Sulpice Church. Learn about its role in the beginnings of the Paris uprising; your guide will point out oft-overlooked details both inside and outside the impressive structure. 

Continue on your scenic stroll through Saint-Germain-des-Prés, visiting Paris' oldest café, dating from the late 17th century. Get a peek into the rooms that the Revolutionaries used as their battle headquarters, raising morale and planning attacks. Hear about famous revolutionary characters like Marat, Robespierre and Danton; your guide's engaging commentary will make their personalities and motives come alive. 

Journey down the alleyway where the guillotine was invented and learn surprising facts about this murderous invention. With your appetite whetted, stop by a local café to sip a coffee, take a rest and soak up the Left Bank atmosphere.

Stop by historical sites related to the September Massacres and hear about Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI's failed escape attempts.

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jmont2016
, Jun 2019
Tour guide was very good with the history of the French Revolution but more important Paris history in general, brought us to and gave us an education in the French revolution. café stop was at the oldest café in Paris where we sat in Thomas Jeffersons favorite seat as well as seeing many other artifatiques there. enjoyed
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Bonjour, Thank you for your lovely feedback on the French Revolution Tour! We are glad to have been part of your Paris visit, and we look forward to seeing you again on our other exciting tours! Best, The Localers team
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We loved this tour, our three school...
Robert G
, Apr 2018
We loved this tour, our three school children included. Malieka was terrific--knowledgable and approachable. She made the stories and information come alive. The mid tour stop at the historic cafe was great. It was amazing to see the places where well known, and not so well known, events happened.
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Our tour guide, Cory really brought...
Bruce C
, Dec 2017
Our tour guide, Cory really brought this time alive for us. He was very informative and enthusiastic and painted word pictures of the time and places of the revolution. His use of his iPad to share images of the main players and the things that happened was really effective and helpful. Also some of the locations he took us to were magical! A must do activity when next youre in Paris!
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Our tour guide was wonderful!! I tried...
jrespo66
, Dec 2017
Our tour guide was wonderful!! I tried writing a review just after our tour in September but the link did not work! We have been to Paris 8 times but we never learned as much as we did on this tour. She did an excellent job explaining the French Revolution and what took place in Paris at that time. Excellent education and much better than a museum! J and L
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This tour was very interesting and...
Kori B
, Oct 2017
This tour was very interesting and kept my attention the entire time. I felt like I learned new information and now have a deeper understanding of such an interesting historical topic. It was fun to walk around in the same locations where these events occurred.
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We loved this tour....we have...
Maureen G
, Oct 2017
We loved this tour....we have visited Paris many times, but found this tour to give us so many new insights to the history of the city during revolutionary times. There were just five of us...my wife and I and three great ladies from Australia.....Agathe was a wonderful historian and full of interesting information...be sure to ask for her when you book this trip!!
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Great tour guide, interesting sites...
mabrown
, Sep 2017
Great tour guide, interesting sites and insights--one of the highlights of our trip. We learned a lot and enjoyed the experience. The tour went over its scheduled length due to our interest and questions. Our guide, Alberto, seamlessly weaved the personal tragedies into the social, intellectual, and historical tragedy of the times. We highly recommend.
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This tour was amazing. We were told...
Steven K
, Sep 2017
This tour was amazing. We were told at the beginning of the tour that we would not be visiting the obvious places, such as Place de la Concorde, etc., since they could easily be accessed on our own. Instead, we went to places that were off the beaten track in a neighborhood that was a hot bed of revolutionary activity. We learned lots about the Revolution and about the personalities involved. Many of these people were not who we thought they were.
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Good way to get the up and close...
Massimo
, May 2017
Good way to get the up and close with the places of significance. If you know nothing about French Revolutions multiples is the more correct version, or if you know everything, either way worth doing the tour. However, the more you know yourself, the more meaningful the visited sites will be.
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Highly recommended- very...
Jean T
, Jan 2017
Highly recommended- very knowledgeable tour guide- well organized and definitely had stories and secrets of the French Revolution! Even my husband , who didn't really have any prior knowledge found this fascinating.

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