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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 $330.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Thierry can schedule and customise an experience based on your preferences.

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 $17
/ person
Sat, 28 Nov
8:00 am - 9:15 am (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person
Sat, 28 Nov
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm (EST)
$17 per person
$17 per person
Sun, 29 Nov
4:00 am - 5:15 am (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Thierry

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 96 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 96 reviews.

Niti
November 2020
Thierry was an amazing host! My boyfriend is a huge fan of history, and we left feeling like we had learned so much. He is a fantastic storyteller and helped break down the entire French Revolution in a very comprehensive and easy-to-consume way. Highly recommend him to others. What a great way to learn about history in 90 minutes!
Thierry was an amazing host! My boyfriend is a huge fan of history, and we left feeling like we had learned so much. He is a fantastic storyteller and helped break down the entire…
Juliet
November 2020
If you like storytelling and history, you're going to love this. My husband and I went to Paris in January for our anniversary. It was fun to see the history behind the statues and learned more about the Pantheon. I especially enjoyed how Thierry connected the dots between the French and American Revolution.
If you like storytelling and history, you're going to love this. My husband and I went to Paris in January for our anniversary. It was fun to see the history behind the statues and…
Megan
November 2020
Thierry's experience melded my love of Paris with my passion for history. The host’s extensive knowledge about the French Revolution and his experience living in the U.S. made this online journey unique. Thierry offers other online tours through his company Parisology. I'd welcome the opportunity to partake in another one.
Thierry's experience melded my love of Paris with my passion for history. The host’s extensive knowledge about the French Revolution and his experience living in the U.S. made this…
Anna
November 2020
WOW! What a great way to spend an afternoon. Thierry was not only SUPER knowledgeable but also broke down the content in a way that was easy to understand and follow. I cant wait to book another session with him! Wish he had been my professor in school!
WOW! What a great way to spend an afternoon. Thierry was not only SUPER knowledgeable but also broke down the content in a way that was easy to understand and follow. I cant wait t…
November 2020
Amazing experience!!! Thierry gives us a specific and wonderful “class”about french revolution.He divided into two parts,first part bring us back to hundreds years before the beginning of revolution,trying to analysis the causes lead to revolution. The second part is the process of revolution(which I prefer to!) He was so familiar to this period of this history. Btw he not only gave u a brief description of people or events,but also shared some stories about them. And he pointed out the location of those places which would help us to see in the future! After that,I had a really heated debate includes arts about French Revolution,modern media,country politics and so on with Thierry and Aldi(an interesting guy too!) Sooo strongly recommend!U can’t miss it!!!
Amazing experience!!! Thierry gives us a specific and wonderful “class”about french revolution.He divided into two parts,first part bring us back to hundreds years before the begin…
Aditya
November 2020
You think you know everything about the Revolution? Think again! Thierry took us through the key events of one of the most exhilarating periods in history. I discovered new places, new faces, and new ideas in the process. The structure and design of the session helped consolidate key points and ensured there was understanding before moving on. Thierry was very friendly and and loved to engage in conversation. Highly recommend this.
You think you know everything about the Revolution? Think again! Thierry took us through the key events of one of the most exhilarating periods in history. I discovered new places,…

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Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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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.