Atout France/Jean Franois Tripelon-Jarry

Revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris

 

 

Over two days with our expert guide in Paris and Versailles, the essential elements of the Revolution and the Napoleonic era are brought to light.

 

The Château de Versailles is the centrepiece of the tour, and it is coupled with a visit to the real tennis court where the members of the Estates General launched the Revolution with their oath of 20th June 1789.

 

Within Paris, you will walk from the Palais Royale to the Louvre and through the Tuileries Gardens to Place de la Concorde, where Louis XVI was one of thousands executed by guillotine

 

You also visit the Concièrgerie, used as a prison by the revolutionaries, where you will see the cell occupied by Marie-Antoinette in her last days and then to the Invalides, containing Napoleon's tomb.