Paris Walking Tour - The French Revolution

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Paris Walking Tour - The French Revolution information and booking

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$27
Duration
2 hours
Departs from
Central Paris, near Les Invalides
Returns to
Concludes at Notre Dame at approximately 5:00pm
Time of departure
3:00pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

History comes alive on the Paris Revolution Walking Tour, exploring one of the most important events in modern history. On this fascinating two-hour stroll through Paris' tumultuous history, you'll learn about the troubled times that led up to the storming of the Bastille, the capture of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the Reign of Terror and the bloody results of the guillotine.

Sights of the French Revolution Walking Tour include:

  • Bastille Prison - the raiding of this prison sparked the French Revolution
  • Les Invalides - over 30,000 arms were stolen from here in order to attack the Bastille
  • Place de la Concorde - site of the beheadings of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, among many others
  • Tuileries Palace - the site of the royal palace that served as a prison for King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in the Tuileries Gardens
  • Conciergerie - the prison overlooking the Seine River where Marie Antoinette was held
  • National Assembly - site of the lower house of the French Legislative branch
  • Reign of Terror - the years following the Revolution that saw chaos, betrayal and murder

What's included

  • Walking tour
  • Local guide

What isn't included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off