We will start at the Invalides, a former military hospital and you will learn what the situation was in Paris at dawn of July 14th, 1789. We will then head towards Concorde square where the infamous guillotine was once installed. Next stop will be the Tuileries gardens and the Louvre, where a wind of protest was blowing at the eve of the Revolution. We’ll then stop for a drink at Palais Royal to hear about a famous speech that call for a general insurrection who led to the Storming of the Bastille fortress two days later! We’ll continue our expedition to the Hotel de Ville and last but not least, to Bastille square! We will use the metro to reach Bastille to uncover the last part of this revolutionary puzzle. It will also be time to take bets on your character’s fate. You will see that for me, Alex, Sébastien or Ariane, History is not a synonym of boring school lessons! We know how to make history come alive! You will also benefit from our locals’ eyes and tips to get around Paris and discover more about the nooks and crannies of our city.
I’m Dominique and I always wondered “Why History should be boring?”. With a few friends – that are passionate historians – we have created a new generation of Historical Walking tours where you are “ part of the History” and not just "listeners"! What better History than the French Revolution? At the start of the tour, you'll have to pick a card to discover what role you played during the revolution. With Ariane, Alex or Seb, you will then follow the steps of the Stormers of La Bastille and will have to guess at the end of the the tour if you survive the guillotine or not!
We will follow the route that the Stormers of la Bastille took on July 14, 1789. Invalides, Concorde Square, Tuileries Gardens, Louvre, Palais Royal, Hotel de Ville and Bastille!
Comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella if it rains and an aspirin for those who will lose their head :=)
Not recommended for kids under 12. Need to be minimun 2 people