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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

French Revolution Interactive Journey

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 71 reviews.Paris, FrancePart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Thierry

75 mins
Up to 8 people. Private groups available for up to 10
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 10 guests. Private group rates start at $146.

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
  • 71 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 71 reviews.

David
September 2020
He drew us into the time period throughout the session with his passion and knowledge of the subject. Loved it and time flew by. Highly recommend it and him .
Crystal
September 2020
I bought this experience for my history lover's birthday. Thierry was very amazingon communication as I told him it was a bday suprise. I truly recommend this for anyone who know or wants to know more regarding The French Revolution. The price does not pay for the knowledge and the experienceyou get from this virtual journey. I can't wait to do this along side my hubby next time. My husband came out of this with a renewedpassion for history! Never stop learning.
I bought this experience for my history lover's birthday. Thierry was very amazingon communication as I told him it was a bday suprise. I truly recommend this for anyone who know o…
Ellen
September 2020
Thierry is a superb historian with a profound knowledge of French history and the French Revolution. His English is impeccable. Thierry is open to questions and encourages dialogue . Thierry knows a lot about his subject. Thanks , if you are like me, and get confused with all the different streams in the French Revolution, Thierry is the best. I highly recommend this experience.
Thierry is a superb historian with a profound knowledge of French history and the French Revolution. His English is impeccable. Thierry is open to questions and encourages dialogu…
Mary-Colleen
September 2020
What a great experience! I will definitely be back to one of Thierry's other online experiences. He was well versed in the subject of the French Revolution and you can tell he was excited to include us on the history. I had only seen Marie Antoinette and new not much else about the revolution, but I left feeling I could speak about it with more confidence. Well worth the price and time!
What a great experience! I will definitely be back to one of Thierry's other online experiences. He was well versed in the subject of the French Revolution and you can tell he was…
Ellen
September 2020
Highly recommend this interesting, immersive and engaging deep-dive into the French Revolution. Thierry did a wonderful job telling the story of the French Revolution and the people who were a part of it. You can tell that Thierry is very passionate and knowledgeable about the subject.
Highly recommend this interesting, immersive and engaging deep-dive into the French Revolution. Thierry did a wonderful job telling the story of the French Revolution and the peopl…
Yael
August 2020
We had a great time immersing ourselves in French history with Thierry. His knowledge and passion was evident from start to finish, and since we can't travel to Paris, this was the next best thing!

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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.