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Stories and Secrets of the French Revolution: 3-Hour Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and tour group outside the Saint Sulpice metro station. Proceed to explore one of Paris' must-see attractions, Saint-Sulpice Church. Learn about its role in the beginnings of the Paris uprising; your guide will point out oft-overlooked details both inside and outside the impressive structure. 

    Continue on your scenic stroll through Saint-Germain-des-Prés, visiting Paris' oldest café, dating from the late 17th century. Get a peek into the rooms that the Revolutionaries used as their battle headquarters, raising morale and planning attacks. Hear about famous revolutionary characters like Marat, Robespierre and Danton; your guide's engaging commentary will make their personalities and motives come alive. 

    Journey down the alleyway where the guillotine was invented and learn surprising facts about this murderous invention. With your appetite whetted, stop by a local café to sip a coffee, take a rest and soak up the Left Bank atmosphere.

    Stop by historical sites related to the September Massacres and hear about Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI's failed escape attempts.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    2:30 PM
    Return Details
    40 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
    • English-speaking expert guide
    • A coffee break in an authentic French caf
    • Small-group tour (no more than 10 participants)
    • Entry/Admission - Le Procope
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Transport is wheelchair accessible, however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited that may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My wife and I took the private Paris French Revolution walking tour and Christina was our guide. She was an excellent tour guide and gave us an excellent overview of the French Revolution.Her commentary added a lot of context for the sites we visited. We would highly recommend
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    Response from localersteam, Customer Service at Stories and Secrets of the French Revolution: 3-Hour Walking Tour
    Responded 7 Oct 2019
    Bonjour Peter, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your amazing experience at your French Revolution tour with Christina. We are glad to have been part of your Paris visit, and we look forward to seeing you again on our other exciting tours! Best, the Localers Team
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    Our guide Mathieu was brilliant. We were very impressed with how organised and well structured the tour was. Mathieu's knowledge and enthusiasm made the tour come alive. I would highly recommend this tour as you explore this turbulent part of France's history.
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    Response from Localers, Responsable relations clients at Stories and Secrets of the French Revolution: 3-Hour Walking Tour
    Responded 14 Dec 2018
    Hello Jonathan, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your amazing experience with Mathieu, we can agree he is a gem! Hope to see you soon again on our other exciting tours! Best, The Localers Team
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    Abbie was fantastically knowledgeable and the tour taught me many new things I didn't know about the Revolution as well as drawing together many things I did know, putting them into context and showing them in a new light. This provided an insight into the French culture and
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    Response from Sonnie B, Guest Relations Manager at Stories and Secrets of the French Revolution: 3-Hour Walking Tour
    Responded 19 Sep 2018
    Hello Susan, Thank you for leaving such a lovely feedback on your tours with Localers; we also love the the way Abbie presents the history in context! Thank you also for your constructive criticism, we will review the itinerary with attention. We hope to see you soon on other exciting adventures! Best, The Localers Team
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    This was a fascinating walking tour through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, and one of many that I have undertaken with Localers in Paris. Our guide Emmanuel was incredibly knowledgeable, informative and engaging. He brought the history of the Revolutionary period to
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    Response from Localers, Responsable relations clients at Stories and Secrets of the French Revolution: 3-Hour Walking Tour
    Responded 29 Jun 2018
    Hello Timothy, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback, we are glad to hear that your experience with Emmanuel met your expectations, and that he managed to replace our amazing Alberto :) We hope to see you again soon in Paris! The Localers Team
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    Corey was an engaging storyteller- he had us all (adults and children) captivated by throughout the 3 hour tour. His intricate knowledge and ability to draw out the suspense was masterful!
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    Response from Localers, Responsable relations clients at Stories and Secrets of the French Revolution: 3-Hour Walking Tour
    Responded 26 Jan 2018
    Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your walking tour with Localers. We're very glad you enjoyed your experience with Corey and that he was able to engage adults as well as children - he is indeed quite a storyteller! We hope to see you again in Europe. Localers now operates in Paris, Lyon, Rome, Florence & Venice! Best wishes, The Localers team
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