Paris French Revolution Private 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 3-hour tour scours the old stones the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, 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’ll even visit a unique Parisian café, whose famous & infamous clients left vibrant souvenirs. You think you’ve heard everything about the French Revolution? Guess again!
First will be a stop in front of the glorious Saint-Sulpice Church to learn how this whole revolution thing got started. 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-fueled debates took place, with extraordinary objects on view that bring history to life. You’ll see 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: Saint Sulpice Metro Station
Saint Sulpice Metro Station, rue de Rennes
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!
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!
Dina was a GREAT guide! She was so informative, full of brilliant and arresting detail about the period, very happy to answer questions. We all absolutely loved the tour. It was the highlight
Mathieu was an excellent guide, friendly, knowledgeable about the history and locations where history occurred. He answered my questions completely. It was really a private tour and I thank t
Malaika is the perfect guide and storyteller and our tour could not have been better. She took a complex subject and relayed it in an objective but seamless narrative. The tour involved many
Sean is a wonderful guide! We have had two of our four tours with him and have really enjoyed it.
A quick thank you to you & Malaika for a fabulous tour & history lesson. Malaika was so informed, spirited & eager to answer any question thrown her way. Despite the downpour of rain right be