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Place de la Bastille

Explore the traces of the place where the iconic Bastille Prison once stood, until its destruction during the French Revolution.

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Memorial of the Shoah
The Shoah Memorial and the Holocaust Centre form a single entity whose mission is “understanding the past to illuminate the future.”
Place des Vosges
The oldest planned square in Paris and one of the finest in the city. Located in the Marais district.
Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue
Only 5 meters wide by 23 meters from front to back, Art Nouveau genius Hector Guimard used the motif of the Ten Commandments to inspire this building's book-like shape and interior.
Le Marais
Though gentrification has made this one of the city’s most fashionable quarters, it is still heavily Jewish and has been for nearly one hundred years.
Prison de la Force
'La Force Prison' was a French prison used for political prisoners during the French Revolution.
Saint-Paul Saint Louis Church
A splendid Baroque-style church built between 1627 and 1641 by the Jésuites and used as a storehouse during the French Revolution as most of the big religious monuments in Paris.

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The French Revolution Private Walking Tour
Uncover the tumultuous events of the French Revolution with your expert guide. 

  • Enjoy an introduction to pre-revolution France- uncovering the historical and economic circumstances that led an assembly of the three estates 
  • Stroll through iconic Le Marais
  • See the remains of Bastille prison and other traces of the revolution 
  • Walk down rue Saint-Antoine, and discover remains from the past, such as the first exclusively female political club 
  • Take a break by the Place des Vosges 
  • Discover a section of a wall remaining from the prison de La Force
  • Conclude at the Revolution collections at Carnavalet museum
The events of the French revolution were chaotic, historic, and truly extraordinary. Uncover this iconic period of history with an expert guide. Commence your tour with an introduction of pre-revolution France, and the economic and political landscape that led to a great class clash between the clergy, the nobility, and the bourgeoisie. Discover the fall of Louis XVI and the dismantling of the Ancien Régime, explore the remains from the storming of Bastille, learn about France's abolition of feudalism, and the subsequent stream of power conflicts that made France's history so bloody. 
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