Paris History – Walk & Learn In The Most Interesting Parts Of The City

In Paris there's a palpable feeling of history, as befits a city over 2,000 years old. In its earliest days it was the often-reluctant host to the Celts, the Romans and even the Vikings. Paris today, as we know it today, was largely formed in the Middle Ages, in the royal periods, and by the two Napoleons.

If you want to dig deep into this enchanting & historical place, we suggest you consider signing up for a walking tour about Paris history — it's long and fascinating, and there's so much of interest to learn about. These walking tours of Paris focus on landmarks from a few specific periods.

The French Revolution Walking Tour

The French Revolution walking Tour in Paris

Tumultuous, revolutionary, horrifying and uplifting — the French Revolution was one of the most important events in modern European history.

As you visit the historic sites an expert in French history explains the French Revolution, the events leading up to, and its consequences. The tour visits the site of the former Tuileries Palace; the site of the infamous Bastille prison; the Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was held; and other sites of historic note.

Napoleonic Tour with an Historian

Napoleon Tour with an Historian

Following the French Revolution was another time of great importance to Paris and to France — the Age of Napoleon. Bonaparte made it his job to aggrandize Paris, to turn it into a worthy capitol of his empire. Hence, there is a lot to see from the Napoleonic era.

With an expert historian as guide you'll visit sites important to that era, including L'École Militaire, Place Vendôme, and Les Invalides. This is a small-group tour to ensure individual attention.

Art Nouveau Walking Tour

Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Paris

This historical walking tour focuses on the second half of the 19th century when Art Nouveau was in vogue. Along the way an expert in the period makes it all come to life.

Of course the centerpiece of Art Nouveau in Paris is the Palais Garnier, the sumptuous opera house built during Haussmann's reconstruction of the city, and that's also a centerpiece of the walking tour. You also visit a traditional brasserie (and have a quick drink!) and stroll along vibrant Boulevard Haussmann.

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