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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 remember where the events took place
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Fri, 26 Feb
12:00 - 13:15 (EST)
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16:00 - 17:15 (EST)
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Meet your host, Thierry

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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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 168 reviews.

Michele
February 2021
Excellent Presentation. Thierry has an extensive knowledge of French history and is totally open to questions. He is engaging, interesting and a fantastic presenter. Absolutely superb experience.
Anne
February 2021
Thierry was very personable and easy to talk to. He had clear deep knowledge about the subject matter and his storytelling was excellent!
Katie
February 2021
This was a brilliant experience: really interesting; a completely clear and fascinating tour of the French Revolution. I really didn't know much about the Revolution before but Thierry really made it easy to understand as well as really interesting. My 10-year-old loved it too. Thanks Thierry. You've made us all want to have a holiday in Paris very soon!
This was a brilliant experience: really interesting; a completely clear and fascinating tour of the French Revolution. I really didn't know much about the Revolution before but Thi…
Nia
February 2021
Thierry was a super knowledgeable and thoughtful host. His presentation was factual but fun and everything was so well put together and easy to follow. He also made sure he allowed everyone to ask questions and participate. The story Thierry told was so interesting that the hour and a half just flew by! Such a wonderful experience, definitely recommend!
Thierry was a super knowledgeable and thoughtful host. His presentation was factual but fun and everything was so well put together and easy to follow. He also made sure he allowed…
Vlad
February 2021
The experience with Thierry was super interesting, engaging, and exciting. Thierry was also very accommodating in helping me address a last-minute scheduling issue. Highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Catherine
February 2021
This was just wonderful. I love history and this was full of interesting facts/timelines and even connections to my American History. Loved it! Thierry was very thoughtful, friendly, and knowledgeable. I recommend this experience.

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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.