MF VT38 - PARIS FRENCH REVOLUTION TOUR – 3H – FROM $96.39 PER PERSON
You’ll meet your guide near the Saint-Sulpice station, in the bustling heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. First will be a stop in front of the glorious Saint-Sulpice Church to learn how this whole revolution thing got started: a bad harvest, an indecisive king, the storming of the Bastille, etc. A visit inside the building will reveal surprising details left behind by ravenous Revolutionaries.
You’ll then discover historic addresses and hear stories like the daring escape of the royal family, and the dire consequences that followed. You’ll see where key players like Danton, Marat, Desmoulins and Robespierre plotted and planned the bloody destruction of the monarchy. A rare exploration of Paris’ oldest café will show you exactly where their caffeine-fuelled debates took place, with extraordinary objects on view that bring history to life.
After a restful coffee break you’ll see where the guillotine was built and tested, followed by a dark prophecy and the telling of a gruesome murder mystery. Who dun nit? You’ll have to keep walking to find out! The intrigue continues as you learn how deceit and distrust would lead long time friends to assassinate each other in the name of self-preservation.
Your exploration ends with a bang as you get rare VIP access into areas normally closed to the public.
Please note that the crypt is only included as part of this tour on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. On other days, the crypt is replaced by the Luxembourg Gardens.
- Access to a remarkable secret location normally closed to the public
- An entertaining exploration of history that will engage everyone in your group
- A complementary café break in the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés district