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Paris Walking Tour - The French Revolution

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    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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    Departure Point
    Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Place de la Concorde
    • Entry/Admission - Jardin des Tuileries
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Excellent tour today with Dave! Dave has tons of interesting information and details about the French Revolution. We enjoyed walking through the city and highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank jenbenjon
    Reviewed 21 August 2019

    The guide seemed very nice, but unfortunately this wasn't a good tour. The places we walked to didn't really match up with what was being talked about - it was just someone taking us around well-known areas like Place de la Concorde and reciting what...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jake S
    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    We have had many guided tours and this one was the worst tour ever. First of all the guide did not have proper English to do this job. She have a very monotonous voice that was very hard to follow. It was like a child...More

    Thank ZuhalC36
    Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

    This was a great tour! Lively and informative. B our tour guide was funny and kind and knew the answers to our questions.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 378cgm
    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    Had a wonderful time walking the streets of Paris, and learning about the history of the French Revolution. Our tour guide, Oscar, was amazing. Knowledgeable, friendly, patient. Also caring... he stopped in a hotel to get a pair of slippers for one of the group...More

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