Le Marais in the French Revolution: Private Paris Walking tourPrivate Tour

Travel back in time to the 14th of July 1789 in Le Marais, when the assault on the Bastille prison marked the beginning of the French Revolution on this private half-day walking tour of Paris.

Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs 30 mins

Categories:

City Highlights, Culture, First Time Visitor, History

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places.

What's not included:

Hotel pick up/drop off, Food and drink, Gratuities
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in front of the Banque de France located at 3 bis Pl. de la Bastille, 75183 Paris, France

What makes this tour special

One of the most vibrant Parisian districts, the Marais also possesses an unparalleled cultural heritage. Once the place to live for the French nobility, this area witnessed some of the key moments of the Revolutions that would change the history of France forever.

On your private walking tour of Le Marais, you will:

The events of the French revolution were chaotic, historic, and truly extraordinary and on this tour, you will uncover this iconic period of history with an expert guide.

Your tour begins with an introduction to pre-revolution France and the economic and political landscape that led to a great class clash between the clergy, the nobility, and the bourgeoisie. You will learn about the fall of Louis XVI and the dismantling of the Ancien Régime, explore the remains from the storming of Bastille, and hear about France's abolition of feudalism, and the subsequent stream of power conflicts that made France's history so bloody.

On your way, you will discover one of Paris's most charming squares, the Place des Vosges, a luxurious mansion transformed into a prison during the Terror, and the streets where the Jewish community settled in, favoured by the religious freedom granted by the Republican convention.

Helped by your professional guide, you will also hunt for hidden historical vestiges, such as a cannonball stuck in a building dating back to the Middle-Ages and remnants of Republican graffiti inside a church.

Whether you’re new to French history or have been studying this notable period of the country, your expert guide will tailor the tour for you to see the impact of the revolution on Paris and the modern world.

What you'll see

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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