Paris French Revolution Tour
Forget those dry, dull French History lessons from school—instead join us on a thrilling treasure hunt as you walk the very streets that led to the bloodiest moments in Paris’ past. This 2-hour tour scours the old stones of the heart of Paris, uncovering hidden objects and long-forgotten tales of murder, massacre, and the ferocious fight for freedom.
Learn bone-chilling details of when Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette met the blade of the guillotine, or the dark prophecy that led to the demise of a key revolutionary. You think you’ve heard everything about the French Revolution? Guess again!
The tour starts at the Conciergerie, where infamous Marie Antoinette spent her last days in a cell. You’ll then discover historic addresses and hear stories like the daring escape of the royal family, and the dire consequences that followed. Additionally, you’ll witness where the guillotine was built and tested, followed by a dark prophecy and the telling of a gruesome murder mystery.
Meeting point & walking distance
Meeting point: Place du Châtelet, Paris
Your guide will be waiting for you in front of the Fontaine au Sphinx at Place du Châtelet.
Is this tour appropriate for my whole group?
We welcome all curious minds, young and old--in fact kids really enjoy the vivid characters on this tour! However please note that your guide will occasionally explain details of historical executions, torture & beheadings of course!
Our youth rate applies from 6 to 17. The tour is free for children under 5.
I’m a solo traveler. Can I join a group?
We can only organize a tour once a total of two people have registered. If you’re a solo traveler and are the first to request a date for this tour, you may have to wait until at least one other visitor books that date. However should this arise, please contact our customer service team and they’ll be happy to help you find a solution.
I don’t wish to join a group. Can I make this tour private?
Yes. We are happy to arrange a private version of this tour, so you get the undivided attention of your guide. Just contact our customer service team!
Is this tour manageable for visitors with walking disabilities?
All of our city walking tours welcome travelers with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs. However, we encourage those with mobility concerns to consider privatizing their tour by contacting our booking team. This way your guide can adjust the tour to your needs, which we’re happy to do!