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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

French Revolution Interactive Journey

Paris, FrancePart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Thierry

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

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 :)

**FEE IS PER PERSON**
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH: Approx. 75 min based on Q&A.
ANY QUESTIONS? Feel free to contact me :)

MY OTHER ONLINE EXPERIENCES: Lafayette - Hero of two worlds; Rise of Napoleon; Fathers of the American Revolution in Par
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…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Thierry can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at €200.

What to bring

  • 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
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Meet your host, Thierry

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 107 Reviews
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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!
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 dra…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 107 reviews.

Linda
December 2020
Thierry is a wonderful storyteller and made this period of history come alive. His presentation was very well-organized and easy to follow. After visiting Paris not so long ago, I enjoyed seeing some familiar places from a different perspective.
Thierry is a wonderful storyteller and made this period of history come alive. His presentation was very well-organized and easy to follow. After visiting Paris not so long ago,…
Becky
December 2020
A fascinating and engaging virtual tour which I enjoyed just as much as our in person experience last year. A fantastic at-home activity during these strange times. Thierry is clearly extremely knowledgable and passionate, and I look forward to following more of his tours in the future!
A fascinating and engaging virtual tour which I enjoyed just as much as our in person experience last year. A fantastic at-home activity during these strange times. Thierry is clea…
Alexander
December 2020
It was my fourth experience with Thierry and the first one online. I didn’t expect that much from the online experience since I am rather conservative old style and real life oriented guy. But Thierry’s performance exceeded all the expectations. He was as usually passionate about the topic and threw in a lot of spicy interesting facts. But at the same time he has evolved as a guide, developed a new and more artistic style to break this gap of online communication and made the interaction more personal. The important feature of his tour is not just to learn what and how happened but to grasp why it happened in this way and what were the root causes behind.
It was my fourth experience with Thierry and the first one online. I didn’t expect that much from the online experience since I am rather conservative old style and real life orien…
Francesco
December 2020
Knowledgeable and passionate about history, Thierry shared with us fascinating stories and he checked in with each one of us throughout the session. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions. It was funny, interactive, insightful and you do leave with a much better understanding of the French revolution. Would strongly recommend it.
Knowledgeable and passionate about history, Thierry shared with us fascinating stories and he checked in with each one of us throughout the session. Plenty of opportunities to ask…
Emma
December 2020
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Thierry's passion for history is obvious! He has a unique way of mixing serious historical facts with fun anecdotes to bring the figures to life. I enjoyed how he broke down the French Revolution in several phases and explained the progression of the events. After each phase, there was a recap and Thierry regularly encouraged participants to ask questions and made sure nothing was left unclear. His slide presentation with a lot of pictures and paintings help follow the story. This is a very dense period in French history, and yet, you will be amazed by how Thierry makes it accessible. Highly recommended!
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Thierry's passion for history is obvious! He has a unique way of mixing serious historical facts with fun anecdotes to bring the figures to life. I enjoyed how…
Bruce
December 2020
Thierry is clearly in his element when he takes you on this 'virtual interactive' history talk. His narrative is detailed to the right point, with just enough anecdotes to reach the right balance information and entertainment. Highly recommended.
Thierry is clearly in his element when he takes you on this 'virtual interactive' history talk. His narrative is detailed to the right point, with just enough anecdotes to reach th…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.