- 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.
The daughter of a sculptor, Marie has been surrounded by art ever since she was born. A native Parisienne, she holds an undergraduate degree in history and art history, with a specialty in iconography and French and Flemish paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries. She also holds a Master's degree in museology from the Ecole du Louvre and one in Art History from the Sorbonne. She currently works for the French National Art History Institute on special cultural events. Since she loves literature, ballet, theatre, opera, jazz clubs, and classical concerts—she has been playing the piano since she was 9—Paris and its artistic life are a perfect fit.
Iveta Slavkova is Assistant Professor at the American University of Paris (AUP). She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria to a family of French francophiles, and always dreamed of living in Paris where she came to study Art History in 1999. In 2006 she defended a PhD at the Sorbonne on the European avant-garde around World War I. Her first monograph "Réparer l'homme. La Crise de l'humanisme et l'Homme nouveau des avant-gardes" (Restoring Humanity. The Humanism Crisis and the New Man of the Avant-Garde) was published in 2020 (https://www.lespressesdureel.com/ouvrage.php?id=2218). Iveta has edited one volume and published a number of academic articles on topics related to art, politics and power, namely in the context of World War I and World War II (https://www.aup.edu/profile/islavkova). A passionate museum goer and city stroller, she likes discussing and interpreting well know facts and making discover the secrets charms of bigger and smaller Parisian museums and neighborhoods where she has guided many students and visitors.
Hailing from the birthplace of American Liberty, Lexington Massachusetts, Laura crossed the Atlantic after graduating from Boston College with a B.A. in History and French to continue her studies in French history (with a specialization in the politics of the French Revolution) as part of New York University's M.A. program in French Language and Civilization. Her passions include history, literature, ballet, food, and of course, all things French. She loves sharing her experiences and all of the wonders that France has to offer with any visitors to the city of light.
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