- Enjoy a 3h family time specially designed to engage kids with an activity booklet
- Learn about the French Revolution through famous characters in that walking tour
- Spot the sites where the most important events happened
- Savor a yummy drink in an historical Parisian café
French Revolution Walking Tour for Teens (Private)
Forget boring history lessons and step back in time to relive a fascinating period of French History: the French Revolution. During this 3h 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 part 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 guide will meet you at the Danton statue in Odeon district. Danton was a famous revolutionary and the statue is located today where he once lived. That will lead you to the most emblematic café of Paris where revolutionaries used to gather. Enjoy a delicious 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 various sites where the major events occurred. We will start with the main prison of Paris in the 18th century: the Conciergerie. This is where the people were detained before their reunion with the Guillotine.
Let's continue to the Palais Royal where Camille Desmoulins, a renowned journalist, encouraged the people on July 14th, 1789 to take arms to fight against the royal troops who were about to invade Paris.
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 the French “sans-culotte” revolutionaries. Concorde square 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 the 14th of July 1789 when the people attacked the famous Bastille prison. This national event marked the way to the end of monarchy and the foundation of the French Republic.
At the end of this French Revolution Walking tour, you will feel as if this tour was worth a thousand History lessons…minus boredom!
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May we join the tour if we are more than 4 people?
Just advise us in your request form about the number of people in your party, as well as their category (adult or child), so we’ll be able to tell you about the extra fee per additional person to book this French Revolution walking tour in family.
Is the tour adapted to young children?
The tour has been originaly crafted for teens, but it can also perfectly be adapted for young kids, to be informative and playful for them too.
Is there a lot of walking involved in that French Revolution walking tour?
The tour involves 4 kilometers of walking at a smooth pace, with several stops and a coffee break to listen to commentaries. We also cover a part of the tour by using the metro and the bus for more comfort.
What happens if it rains during the tour?
Our tours run rain or shine! But don’t worry, if it rains, your guide will favor covered stops whenever possible.
Meeting Address: Odéon, 75006 Paris - at the foot of Danton statue, 97 boulevard Saint Germain, 75006 Paris. Closest metro station: Odéon (line 4 & 10).
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