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French Revolution Walking Tour
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Enhance your understanding and appreciation of an amazing period of French history, the French Revolution. On your small group tour, step back in time with your guide and see the sites that transformed France from an absolute monarchy to a free and democratic society. On this Paris walking tour, you will discover the passion of French revolutionaries and the fear that the Reign of Terror invoked as French society transformed. See Les Invalides, The Conciergerie prison, the site of the famous guillotine executions, and much more on this walking tour of France's past.

Uncover the beginnings of the revolution as you walk through Paris and see the beautiful Les Invalides. Currently a museum of French military history, this 17th century former military hospital and rehabilitation center served as a storehouse for ammunition in the days leading up to the revolution. On your guided Paris tour, learn about how the revolutionaries scaled the moat and claimed nearly 30,000 weapons that were used in the storming of the Bastille prison, which began the revolution on July 14, 1789.

You will also see The Conciergerie on your French Revolution walking tour. This 14th century former residence of the French monarchy, and later a prison, has played an exciting and dark role throughout the years of the country's transition to democracy. During the French Revolution it was used to hold political prisoners, and during the days of the Reign of Terror, it served to hold those who were destined for death by guillotine, among them King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Admire the beautiful medieval style of the structure's gothic architecture and uncover the history of France's first prison. Discover the Place de la Concorde on your French Revolution tour. This is the site where thousands of French citizens lost their lives, and their heads, as they were executed by guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Learn more about these fearful days and seek understanding of the sacrifices made in the name of freedom.

Encounter the result of nearly 350 years of royal landscaping efforts as you pass through the Tuileries Gardens. Designed first in 1664 as the private garden of the royal French residence, the Tuileries is open to the public for strolling, relaxing, and enjoying the Paris day. You'll see fountains, statues, and basins as you learn more about the darkest days of France's transformative period. See also the Assemblee Nationale and hear about the important figures that lead France during this significant period. Discover the tumultuous years of war and visit historic sites in just two hours on this incredible walking tour of France's revolutionary past.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Scenic, Active, Cultural
Tour Duration
2 Hours
Tour Departs From
Central Paris. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
Participants must be physically able to walk long distances. The total distance covered is 2.3 miles.

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