Forget boring history lessons and step back in time to relive a fascinating period of French history: the French Revolution. During this 3-hour family-friendly walking tour led by a passionate historian guide, you will decode the various phases of the French Revolution in a fun and lively way to fully engage the kids. You will be introduced to some major characters who played an important role in the revolution. Follow your storyteller and walk in the footsteps of Robespierre, Danton, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson and go back in time during revolutionary Paris. Are you ready for this historical adventure?
Your private French Revolution expert will meet you in front of the famous theater la Comédie Française, located by the entrance of Palais Royal. This place witnessed an important event. This is where Camille Desmoulins, a renowned journalist, encouraged the people on July 14, 1789 to take up arms to fight against the royal troops that were about to invade Paris.
You will then enjoy a drink while your guide lays the foundations of the Revolution. Before leaving the café, the young revolutionaries will receive an activity booklet and a tricolor cockade.
After this nice historical break, your guide will show you the other sites where major events occurred.
Learn more about the French Revolution in a fun way with this family walking tour!
Our next stop will be the Tuileries Gardens where the French Republic was born. We will walk a bit to reach Concorde Square, one of the most decisive places of the French Revolution. You will spot where the guillotine was installed and where King Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, and many more lost their heads!
After a short metro ride, we will reach the Hotel de Ville, which was a central place for the Parisians, among whom were the French “sans-culotte” revolutionaries. This is where they met each other to look for work and to exchange about their ideas.
Our last (but not least) stop will be … the Bastille! We will finish the tour at Bastille Square, the heart of July 14, 1789, when the people attacked the famous Bastille prison. This national event marked the beginning of the end of monarchy and the foundation of the French Republic.
By the end of this French Revolution Walking Tour, you will feel as if this tour was worth a thousand history lessons…minus the boredom!
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