Walking Paris History – Our Reviews Of The Top Tours

Get enlightened about two of the darker periods of Paris history. If you want to dig deep into this enchanting place, we suggest you consider signing up for a walking tour about Paris history. The city's history is long and fascinating, and there's so much of interest to learn about.

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. These walking tours of Paris focus on landmarks from those 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 — the Age of Napoleon.

Napoleon 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. It's 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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