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Paris Walking Tour of the French Revolution

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Let history come to life by learning about and visiting the major sites of the French Revolution.


Be enlightened by this French Revolution Walk tour about the significance of one of the most important events in modern history. Relive the troubled times leading up to the storming of the Bastille prison, the capture of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the Reign of Terror and the bloody results of the guillotine.

Itinerary/Activity Schedule

  • Bastille Prison - the raiding of this prison sparked the Revolution.

  • Les Invalides - Revolutionaires stole over 30,000 arms from here in order to attack the Bastille prison.

  • Conciergerie - the prison overlooking the Seine river where Marie Antoinette was held.

  • Louis XVI - the proud king who lost his throne and his head to his beloved countrymen.

  • Marie Antoinette - the Austrian Queen who may have never uttered the infamous phrase, "... then let them eat cake."

  • Beheading of King Louis XVI - King Louis XVI was beheaded in the current-day Place de la Concorde on January 21, 1793. He had been stripped of all titles and was guillotined in front of a large crown as simply citizen Louis Capet. The executioner testified that he had bravely met his fate

  • Tuileries Palace - would be located in the current Tuileries Gardens, this also served as a prison for King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

  • Place de la Concorde - site of the decapitations of King Louis VXI and Marie Antoinette, among many others.

  • Assemblee Nationale - site of the lower house of the French Legislative branch.

  • Guillotine - the machine that brought quick death (usually) to over 1,000 people.

  • Reign of Terror - the years following the Revolution that saw chaos, betrayal and murder.


  • English-speaking guide
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French Revolution History Walking Tour

Know the history of France and the events that shaped their culture. Familiarize yourself with the timeline up to the storming of the Bastille Prison, the overthrow of the king and the Reign of Terror.

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide

The tour guide was EXTREMELY helpful, charming and nice


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  • 14:45

    Check in outside Invalides Station

  • Bastille Prison and Les Invalides

    Learn about the events that occurred in the Bastille Prison. Your guide will discuss how the protesters stole almost 30,000 weapons in Les Invalides and the dramatic event of how the French Revolution began on July 14, 1789.

  • The Conciergerie

    Pass by the Conciergerie, a former prison on the Ile de la Cité. Around 2,500 prisoners were sent to their death from here. It is also where Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVII were held captive. Later, Marie Antoinette's cell was converted into a chapel.

  • Other Sites

    See more famous sites such as the Tuileries Gardens, which became open to the public after the French Revolution, the Place de la Concorde, where King Louis XVI was beheaded, the Assemblée Nationale and more.

  • 17:00

    End of tour

  • (For Check-In) Les Invalides Métro Station Time: 14:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) La Tour-Maubourg Metro Station Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Les Invalides Métro Station Time: 14:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) La Tour-Maubourg Metro Station Time: 17:00:00

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Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

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  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

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The tour guide was EXTREMELY helpful, charming and nice


The guide was brilliant. He made a complicated story exciting and amusing.


Order procedure fine - customer service e-mail response slow when I thought one of our party would be unable to go - would definit...ely recommend trip to others as quality of the guide so good. He managed to make a complicated story exciting and interesting. more


excellent guide . . . I was sorry that I injured a foot and was not able to complete the tour


Great Tour !Everyone who likes history or doesn´t know Paris should do it !You go to several of the major attractions and at the s...ame time blend in Paris everyday life !Our tour guide, Scott was great , full of energy , well documented and always keeping a smile on your face at the same time he tells you the facts from the French Revolution in a simple,fun but with all major events way!YOU MUST DO IT !Thanks more


It was great to see all the important places with the guide. The French Revolution is interesting part of world´s history. Guide good and she knew a lot. It would be even more interesting if it would be possible to enter those interesting locations with the guide. Maybe with a snack or meal included as well, and of course, it would be more expensive then. Thank you! more


fun and interesting


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