Paris Walking Tour of the French Revolution Instant Confirmation
Learn about the impact of one of the most important events in history. Relive events leading to the storming of Bastille prison, the capture of King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette & the Reign of Terror.
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Relive the events that changed the course of world history. French society underwent an epic transformation. Delve into the troubled times leading up to the storming of the Bastille Prison, the overthrow of the king, and the Reign of Terror.
- Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
- Available: Tue, Sat
- Pick-up: Not available
- Inclusion: English-speaking guide
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Schedule & Location
Time & Location
Time & Location
14:45 Meet outside Invalides Station, a guide will be waiting with a sign
15:00 Depart on the tour
Bastille PrisonThe French Revolution officially began on July 14, 1789 as the citizens stormed the Bastille prison. The prison no longer exists and our tour does not visit the location of the former prison, but we will discuss the event.
Les InvalidesThe French army used this building as an ammunition depot in the city. Revolutionaries scaled the moat and stole over 30,000 weapons that were used in the attack on the Bastille prison.
The ConciergerieThis former prison sits on the Ile de la Cité and over 2,500 prisoners were sent to the guillotine from here. The most famous prisoners included Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVII. Later, Marie Antoinette's cell was converted into a chapel.
King Louis XVIKing Louis XVI ruled from 1774 until 1793. His grandfather, King Louis XV, outlived his own son so the throne skipped a generation and Louis XVI became king at the age of 19.
Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette was from Austria and married King Louis XVI at the age of 14. They were already second cousins, once removed. Their son, King Louis XVII, died at the age of 10 during the French Revolution.
Beheading of King Louis XVIKing 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.
And more...the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, the Assemblée Nationale and discuss the Reign of Terror.
17:00 Tour ends
- This tour takes place rain or shine. You can rent rain coats from the Fat Tire Office
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- Any cancellations made after 15:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.