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Paris Walking Tour - The French Revolution

Paris, France
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2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Follow in the footsteps of revolutionaries and royals on this 2-hour walking tour that traces the history of the French Revolution in Paris. From the storming of the Bastille to the bloody Reign of Terror, learn about the Revolutions’ causes and consequences as you visit key sites around the city where history was made.
  • Two-hour French Revolution Walk through Paris
  • Experience a different side to Paris on an informative guided walk
  • See the buildings and sites where historic events took place
  • Place de la Concorde where King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette were guillotined
  • See the Conciergerie Palace and the site of the Bastille Prison
In the late 18th century, Paris was the stage where most of the bloody events of the French Revolution played out, forever altering the course of European history. Layered beneath the bustle and romance of modern-day Paris, traces of the tumultuous events can still be found.
Your revolutionary walking tour begins near Les Invalides, where you’ll meet your historian guide in the afternoon. Learn how 30,000 weapons were stolen here by protesters and used to overtake the Bastille. Visit the Place de la Bastille, site of the former prison, and listen as your guide recounts the dramatic storming that officially ignited the revolution in 1789.
See where the Tuileries Palace once stood and hear how revolutionaries used its once-royal chambers as headquarters for a fledgling new government. Pass by the imposing Conciergerie, a former prison where Marie Antoinette was held captive after the fall of the monarchy, and stroll through the Place de la Concorde, where she and husband King Louis XVI were both beheaded. Imagine the gruesome scene here as your guide recounts the many lives lost to the guillotine during the bloody years of the Reign of Terror.
When your 2-hour tour concludes near Notre Dame, depart with a newfound appreciation of the bravery, tyranny and chaos of the Revolution and how it shaped the Paris you see today.

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Richard D
, Oct 2018

The tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He was also very passionate about the history

farah a
, Aug 2018

I've done other walking tours, but this one was my favorite. You really do get to see the places that shaped the whole beginning to end of the French Revolution.

Pam L
, Aug 2018

This was a very informative tour, and our guide Ben was very knowledgeable as well as personable. We had extremely hot weather (98 F), so it felt a bit like a forced march through an oven, but that certainly wasn't anyone's fault! Would definitely recommend!

, Aug 2018

Paul was great! There wasn't a question thrown his way that he could not answer. Really gave us a good understanding of the French Revolution--causes and occurrences

Jessica T
, Apr 2018

Fast-paced facts-a-flying tour for history buffs. Our tour guide was very conversational and able to answer questions for us between sights. Would highly recommend!

Chali H
, Mar 2018

Excellent guide very knowledgeable. Highly recommend if wanting to get some history.

Sreekala B
, Nov 2017

Lavanya was an excellent tour guide. very knowledgeable and friendly. Went out of her way to explain the hsitory and answer all our questions. It was my first day in Paris and I was worried I would be too jet lagged to do a walking tour. But she made it so much fun, I didn't feel tired at all.

Suzanne S
, Oct 2017

Great tour with history explanations that put the buildings in context. I now look at the historical buildings with a vivid backstory.

, Sep 2017

This tour was amazing!

, Aug 2017

This tour was our favorite. Our guide was very engaging, and we really learned a lot. I booked the tour because it was something I was interested in, and I dragged my kids and husband along. Afterwards, they could not stop talking about it - they loved it. We are so glad we did it.

Product code: 3588REVOLUTION

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