Your trip through the dramatic days of the French Revolution begins at Saint-Sulpice Church. Admire its beauty inside and out, discovering hidden details as you learn about the early days of the Parisian uprising. This is the start of an informative and picturesque stroll through the Saint-Germain-des-Prs neighborhood of Paris.
Visit the oldest cafe in Parisestablished in 1686to see the very rooms where the Revolutionaries planned their attacks. Characters like Danton, Robespierre, and Marat will come into the picture, each with their own violent personalities and murderous strategies. See the alleyway where the guillotine was invented and tested, and hear facts and stories about it from your guide. A caf stop is also part of itinerary so you can soak up some Left Bank ambience like a true local.
Other historical landmarks on your tour include the site of the September Massacresa particularly bloody period that saw the height of Revolutionary brutality. Learn about King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette, including the night they tried to escape Paris, and hear about those fateful moments when the backs of their necks met the 'National Razor.'