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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
From €15
/ person
Wed, 27 Jan
12:00 - 13:15 (EST)
€15 per person
€15 per person
Thu, 28 Jan
04:00 - 05:15 (EST)
€15 per person
€15 per person
Thu, 28 Jan
12:00 - 13:15 (EST)
€15 per person
€15 per person

Meet your host, Thierry

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 155 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 4.99 out of 5 from 155 reviews.

Corinna
January 2021
I can't express how much I appreciated this entertaining wonderful experience. Thierry knows so much about history, he's an amazing story teller and I learned so much about this fascinating chapter of French history. The whole presentation is perfectly presented and well-structured and Thierry was so patient, so lovely... and always open to my questions. I felt to be part of something special. I highly recommend ! (by the way, this was my first online event in French which I particularly enjoyed). Merci, Thierry.
I can't express how much I appreciated this entertaining wonderful experience. Thierry knows so much about history, he's an amazing story teller and I learned so much about this fa…
Josée
January 2021
Un très bon moment avec Thierry qui a parfaitement su s’adapter à des niveaux de connaissance de l’histoire de France variés chez les participants. Tout le monde a appris quelque chose et nous avons tous apprécié le divertissement que cet atelier a apporté à la routine de nos journées COVID! Merci Thierry
Un très bon moment avec Thierry qui a parfaitement su s’adapter à des niveaux de connaissance de l’histoire de France variés chez les participants. Tout le monde a appris quelque…
Ellen
January 2021
Thierry is a superb guide and storyteller. He brought the French Revolution to life with his engaging delivery and sense of humor. It was an evening well spent! We look forward to continuing Part 2 of the French Revolution journey with Thierry!
Thierry is a superb guide and storyteller. He brought the French Revolution to life with his engaging delivery and sense of humor. It was an evening well spent! We look forward to…
Breton
January 2021
I highly recommend Thierry's French Revolution presentation. I learned a lot and it's definitely a better view of history than I ever got from school. Thierry knew a lot of really interesting details and presented it in an excellent way. It was really fun to do this with the group and with some family in another state since we can't travel right now. I hope that when we can get a vaccine and travel again to do a walking tour with Thierry in the future! Thierry is very kind and extremely funny, we all had a great time.
I highly recommend Thierry's French Revolution presentation. I learned a lot and it's definitely a better view of history than I ever got from school. Thierry knew a lot of really…
Laura
December 2020
This was an amazing experience! It was our first virtual experience through Airbnb and it couldn’t have been any better! From start to finish, Thierry was very attentive, allowed time for questions, and shared interesting details of history not taught in school. The pace of information was perfect, with plenty of jokes, while being detailed enough to please history buffs. The time went by quickly and was over too soon. If you love learning about history, this is a perfect experience!
This was an amazing experience! It was our first virtual experience through Airbnb and it couldn’t have been any better! From start to finish, Thierry was very attentive, allowed t…
Jason
December 2020
Fantastic journey through the history of the French Revolution from the seeds that started it up to Napoleon. I will hopefully be attending a Part 2 session in the future!

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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.