Paris French Revolution Tour - Robespierre & Friends

Highlights

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!
Enquire about this tour

    Why you'll love this

  • Plumb the depths of the dark, blood-soaked days of the French Revolution
  • Unearth the condensed years of conspiracy, intrigue, mystery and mass murder
  • Hunt for treasures hidden in plain sight along the streets of a historical district
  • Enjoy a complementary coffee stop in a charming Saint-Germain café

    What's included

  • A professional storyteller who knows how to excite the imagination
  • An entertaining exploration of history that will engage everyone in your group
  • A complementary café break in the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés district

Price Details

Size of group
All
Per person
€59.00
Want to customize your experience? Contact our customer services team.
Traveling with a bigger group? Contact our customer services team for pricing and options.

Your guide

Knowing Paris inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for discovering all the magic that a city has to offer. Our city guides are selected for their insatiable love for Paris, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Paris that truly makes them tick.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0 - Based on 63 reviews
Last reviewed: September 07 2019
Why book with us
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Easy & secure booking experience
  • Real-time assistance with a local team
  • VIP skip the line access

  • Duration 03h00

  • Group Tour

  • Group Size
    10 max

  • Refund up to 48 hours

  • 63 reviews
€59.00 per person
September 2019
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
Available Offers Solo Selected
Select your time
Total price incl. taxes €118.00

The itinerary

Somewhere between Versailles & Place de la Concorde, where the guillotine blade scared the crowds, is the true bustling heart of the French Revolution, Saint-Germain-des-Prés. You’ll discover long forgotten details of this crucial time of France’s history. 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-fueled 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 dunnit? You’ll have to keep walking to find out! The intrigue continues as you learn how deceit and distrust would lead longtime friends to assassinate each other in the name of self-preservation…

S S
What our clients say S
How it works
1

Browse our homemade tours run by local experts

2

Book your tours online

3

Receive your online confirmation

4

Discover Europe like an insider