Skip to content
ONLINE EXPERIENCE

French Revolution Interactive Journey

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 86 reviews.Paris, FrancePart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Thierry

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

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 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; 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
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Thierry can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $244.

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 $19
/ person
Tue, Oct 27
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
$19 per person
$19 per person
Tue, Oct 27
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
$19 per person
$19 per person
Thu, Oct 29
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Join 1 other guest
$19 per person
$19 per person

Meet your host, Thierry

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 86 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
Airbnb Online Experiences

Thoughtful hosts

Get to know hosts who share their expertise and a window to their world.

Small group activities

Meet people from all over the world while learning something new together.

Simple and global

Join easily and participate from home without a lot of prep.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 86 reviews.

Vanessa
October 2020
We were 3 friends who had no real prior knowledge about the revolution. We enjoyed the session with Thierry very much. It was interactive, fun and we learned a lot! Thanks for the great evening and the dive into french history!
Jascha
October 2020
Thierry did an amazing job teaching us about the French revolution. His slides were rather simplistic, but he filled them with his great storytelling and vast knowledge about French history. His presentation was perfectly structured, containing just enough background information to understand why things happened the way the happened. He was also able to answer every question we had for him. Thank you very much for enhancing our knowledge about French history in such fun and enjoyable 1 1/2 hours!
Thierry did an amazing job teaching us about the French revolution. His slides were rather simplistic, but he filled them with his great storytelling and vast knowledge about Frenc…
Julie
October 2020
This is an experience not to be missed! Thierry masterfully presents history in an informative, unbiased, and engaging way -- with just the right amount of humor and comic relief. I highly recommend this experience for all levels of knowledge on the French Revolution. Revisiting this historic period further informed my interpretation of today's social movements. Huge thanks to Thierry for reigniting my curiosity and appreciation for European history.
This is an experience not to be missed! Thierry masterfully presents history in an informative, unbiased, and engaging way -- with just the right amount of humor and comic relief.…
Adrian
October 2020
I loved this experience! I took it last week, and I haven't stopped talking about it. Thierry does a great job of making the history accessible and outlining it clearly. He has wonderful pictures and takes the time to answer questions. I also felt like it's relevant to topics of today, and I'm very happy I did this experience.
I loved this experience! I took it last week, and I haven't stopped talking about it. Thierry does a great job of making the history accessible and outlining it clearly. He has won…
Aaron
October 2020
This was a well crafted and thoughtful presentation of the French Revolution. I feel that Thierry would gladly customize information to satisfy any level of interest.
Margie
October 2020
Thierry is so knowledgeable about French history, and he has a unique ability to present it in a way that keeps your attention. An engaging storyteller! I hope that he presents more experiences in the future!

Choose from available dates

43 available
1 / 2

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.