Stories And Secrets Of The French Revolution - 3-Hour Walking Tour - Paris

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Overview

Murder, mayhem, and Marie Antoinette—dive into to the heart of the French Revolution by visiting rare, never-before-seen addresses that transport you to Paris’ most tumultuous days. Learn about a bloodthirsty cast of characters, while exploring the streets and cafés where they plotted the destruction of the nobility. Unearth secret areas like the alley where the guillotine was invented, the location of an infamous assassination, and a secret crypt—normally closed to the public—to see skeletal remains of the Revolution’s victims with your own eyes!

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included
  • Instant Confirmation

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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-Prés neighborhood of Paris.

Visit the oldest cafe in Paris—established in 1686—to 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 café 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 Massacres—a 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.'

Inclusions for Stories And Secrets Of The French Revolution - 3-Hour Walking Tour

  • English-speaking expert guide
  • A coffee break in an authentic French café
  • Small-group tour (no more than 10 participants)

Exclusions for Stories And Secrets Of The French Revolution - 3-Hour Walking Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Transport is wheelchair accessible, however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited that may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I've been to Paris 4 times and this was the coolest thing I've ever done there. Corey was our tour guide and took us through the narrow winding streets of the revolution. He is an amazing story teller and we got to see pieces of history that you would never find on your own. I absolutely loved the tour and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys the history of Paris.

  • What an amazing tour! So informative and our tour guide made it so interesting. He made it come to life, taking us to Cafe-Glacier where they masterminded who was going to be executed to the church where the priests who did not conform were all killed, I believe 145 in all. If you enjoy history this is a great tour to do

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