- Clarifies the tangled timeline of the 1789 Revolution and those that followed while highlighting the vestiges of 18th century revolutionary Paris
- Led by an expert historian
- Place de la Concorde, Bastille, Hôtel de Ville, Place des Vosges , Marais, and Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis
French Revolution Tour Paris
"Our guide clarified the rapidly evolving timeline of the French Revolution, even bringing along visuals of the many sites that are no longer standing. Her expertise and passion for sharing her insights into this period of French history was palpable and much appreciated."
Place des Vosges
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We do cover extensive territory on this tour, some of it by public transport. Please contact us if you have mobility concerns; we will be happy to advise if this tour will be appropriate for you.
We will not be visiting the museum on our tour, but do encourage you to visit on your own after the tour. The discussions we have on our tour will provide context for understanding the Carnavalet's revolution rooms. NOTE: The Carnavalet is closed until the end of 2019 for renovations.
Born in San Diego (USA), Gil graduated in Politics and English from Brandeis University in 1997 and spent one year at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). He pursued public service in Boston, New Orleans, and New York, and upon earning a Master of Public Administration from NYU in 2001 he traveled around the world for a year to meet the people he hoped to one day represent. In 2003 he was working at the Claims Conference when he decided to move to San Francisco in pursuit of a backdoor option to public office: writing fiction. Some years later he completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, produced his first book, and married a Parisienne. Since 2010 he is based in Paris where he has worked for years presenting and developing many different walks while holding on to the writer's dream and founding the Yefe Nof Residency in Lake Arrowhead, California. He specializes in the craft of writing and has a strong education in both the literary works of canonized and contemporary fiction writers and poets and the inner workings of cities, which has amply equipped him to tell his narratives as experiences.
Lola is a Parisian, by birth and entirely by heart! "Capitale de l'amour. Filles et lieux de plaisirs à Paris au XIXe siècle", the book she published in 2015 shortly after her Phd at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, is a gender-oriented historical journey through the many faces of prostitution and urban life in 19th Century Paris. She is now working on the "demi-monde," the world of courtesans, artists and actors, and the rise of urban leisure activities from 18th to 20th century. She likes to share with the visitors famous and less known places from her favorite city and help them discover the links between past and present in the everlasting Paris.
Born and raised in Barcelona, Oriol studied Medieval History, eventually obtaining a Ph.D. about Medieval Christian Sermons and Preaching (XIVth-XVth centuries). He has also worked as a teacher at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he is also a member in a Research Project, which afforded him a deep understanding of the cultural, political, and religious life during the Middle Ages. He studied part of his History degree in Paris, the city where he lives nowadays. He also worked as a teacher in Middle and Professional Schools, where he taught and prepared other important topics connected to Paris: The French Revolution, the Louvre, the 19th century revolutions or Pablo Picasso. Passionate about History, he will go beyond the monuments or works of art, explaining the society, economy and religion that made those monuments and works or art possible.
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