Paris: 2-Hour French Revolution Walking Tour
- Discover the Paris landmarks and stories behind the French Revolution
- Explore the history leading up to the storming of the Bastille prison
- Learn about the capture and execution of King Louis XVI at Place de la Concorde
- Go to the Assemblée Nationale and hear stories of the Reign of Terror
The French Revolution began on 14 July 1789, when the citizens stormed the Bastille prison. The prison no longer exists, although one of the city’s opera houses can now be found on the site, along with a column honoring the 1831 Paris Commune. The tour does not visit the location of the former prison, but there will be a lively discussion of the event.
Walk to Les Invalides, used by the French army as an ammunition depot in the city. Hear how revolutionaries scaled the moat and stole over 30,000 weapons that were used in the attack on the Bastille.
King Louis XVI was beheaded in the current-day Place de la Concorde on 21 January 1793. Stripped of all titles, he was guillotined in front of a large crown as simply citizen Louis Capet. The executioner testified that he had bravely met his fate.
Take in the history at Place de la Concorde, before visiting the Tuileries Gardens and the Assemblée Nationale, enjoying plenty of great discussions about the Reign of Terror of the 1790s along the way.
Prepare for the activity
Your tour meets outside Restaurant Divellec at 18 Rue Fabert, 75005. The closest metro station is La Tour-Maubourg (line 8). Your guide will be holding a sign with the local partner's name on it.Open in Google Maps ⟶