Let's travel back in time to the year 1789, when France put an end to a Monarchy that had ruled for centuries… Did Marie-Antoinette really say « let them eat cake » and was Louis XVI a bad King? Why did the National Assembly that had just proclaimed the « Rights of Men » turn into a dictatorial government? Through pictures of France then and now on a slide show, we'll walk in the footsteps of the key figures such as Voltaire, Lafayette, Robespierre, Dr. Guillotin and more. We will discuss the turning points leading up to the Revolution and ultimately the demise of Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette. You will see on a map of Paris where each event took place so you can visit them on your next trip ☺ You will see exactly where the King, the Queen and many other high profile figures were executed with the Guillotine. You will understand why France went to war with the rest of Europe and relive the decisive events leading a young general to power: Napoleon! This experience is adapted for anyone who has no or little knowledge of the revolution, as well as those familiar with it and wish to explore it further. All questions are welcome :) LANGUAGE: English LENGTH: Approx. 75 to 90 min based on Q&A. ANY QUESTIONS? Feel free to contact me :) MY OTHER ONLINE EXPERIENCES: Lafayette - Hero of two worlds; Rise of Napoleon; and coming soon: Fathers of the American Revolution in Paris!
Hi, I’m Thierry! History has been my passion since I was a teenager. My purpose is to make history entertaining and to show the human side of historical figures. I love sharing the little anecdotes behind the major events and I enjoy revealing the secrets of Paris hidden in the major landmarks or in the nooks and crannies. Having spent 16 years in the US and the UK gives me the hindsight to approach historical events with different perspectives, along with a knowledge drawn from a lifetime of attending history talks, courses, exhibitions, tours and reading hundreds of books. So time travel with me on my Historic Walks and Online Experiences on the Fathers of the American Revolution in Paris, the French Revolution, Napoleon, the Top 10 Jewels Landmarks of Paris and the stunning Art Nouveau Architecture!
Feel free to ask any questions :)
Pen & paper to take notes should you want to
A map of Paris so you can visualize where the events took place
"You’ll see places where major events took place such as Versailles, the Palace of the King; the Bastille Fortress; Place de la Concorde; Notre-Dame Cathedral. We’ll also wander through the following areas: the Louvre Museum; Pantheon; Arcades of Palais-Royal and more."