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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

French Revolution Interactive Journey

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 79 reviews.Paris, FrancePart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Thierry

90 mins
Up to 10 people
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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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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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 5.0 out of 5 from 79 reviews.

Nell
September 2020
Very interesting topic and Thierry explained everything in a really thorough way to show the seeds of the revolution all the way through to Napoleon. This is a great experience for history lovers or those wanting a little more info into the period of the French Revolution.
Very interesting topic and Thierry explained everything in a really thorough way to show the seeds of the revolution all the way through to Napoleon. This is a great experience for…
Jose
September 2020
Really good overview of the French Revolution. Makes a very complex subject clear and organized. Thierry does a great job taking you through all phases of the Revolution presenting the transitions among the phases in a simple and clear way. I highly recommend this experience.
Really good overview of the French Revolution. Makes a very complex subject clear and organized. Thierry does a great job taking you through all phases of the Revolution presenting…
Nathan
September 2020
Thierry is a fabulous guide with excellent insights into this most fascinating time of history - the French Revolution! He keeps you involved with questions and excellent story telling, weaving the tale together with each new turn and character, as well as special connections to the American Revolution and the players in the world at the time. He has structured the experience in a way that it is accessible to all, but will gladly delve deeply into as much detail as you wish when you ask any questions. He is extremely warm, friendly, and welcoming, and you will learn lots of new facts, even if you are an amateur revolutionary historian like myself! Merci beaucoup!
Thierry is a fabulous guide with excellent insights into this most fascinating time of history - the French Revolution! He keeps you involved with questions and excellent story tel…
Nataly
September 2020
What a fantastic way to discuss such an exciting time in history! Thierry was warm, friendly, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable. Don’t wait - book now! :)
Sven & Paulyn
September 2020
Thierry is an amazing storyteller. We are amazed by how he captured our attention until the end of his story and all the interesting new bits we learned. We highly recommend it!
Cyndi
September 2020
Thierry was well-prepared, asked questions, told stories and showed us pictures. I truly wished I could have been there in person - not for the actual revolution, of course - but in France, seeing the ground where it happened. He did his best to give us some photos so it felt a little closer and made us eager to go to France someday!
Thierry was well-prepared, asked questions, told stories and showed us pictures. I truly wished I could have been there in person - not for the actual revolution, of course - but i…

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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.