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Paris WW2 Nazi Occupation Tour: Lights Out

Learn about life during Nazi-occupied Paris with a history expert
$474
$105/pp
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About the Tour
Private Tour
$474
Small Group Tour
$105 /pp
Category
History
Duration
3 hours
Location
Paris
Photos & Highlights
  • Paris WWII tour led by a historian
  • Illuminates the Nazi occupation of Paris during WWII and how it affected people living there
  • Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Hotel Majestic/The Peninsula Paris, École Militaire, and Vel d'Hiv
Tour Description
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Tour Experts
Marie
Marie
Nigel
Nigel
Gwennaelle
Gwennaelle
242 Reviews (4.82)

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Very knowledgeable and passionate guide. Sorry we didn’t see Hotel Maurice or Avenue Foch (as advertised).
Nigel was very knowledgeable and able to tell stories that brought history alive. He was responsive to questions from the group. His passion for the subject matter energised the dissuasions within the group.
Nigel is extremely knowledgeable in just the way I have come to expect from Context guides. I thought he did a really good job of making this complex subject accessible to people who know very little about the history of the German occupation of France generally and Paris specifically. Everything about the tour was well organized and easy to manage. I have one suggestion for Nigel: every 30 minutes or so he should stop and ask if participants have questions. He has so much information and he has to be very selective about what he can fit into a three hour experience, so information is pouring out of him. Even though he’s very approachable and easy to talk to, and he encouraged us to interrupt him in his intro comments, it was hard to do so without feeling like one would be interrupting the flow of a story or a point he was making. So I think it’s on him to stop and check with each group member, not in a perfunctory way, to be able to allow us to dig deeper from time to time. It was hard to do so without feeling like one would be interrupting the flow of a story or a point he was making. So I think it’s on him to stop and check with each group member, not in a perfunctory way, to be able to allow us to dig deeper from time to time. or to clarify things. What I particularly appreciated, as someone who knows far more about the topic than the average participant on this tour, is that I came away with a better understanding of the complexities of the Vichy government and its relationship with the Nazis, and with a better understanding of multiple perspectives on General DeGaulle, and with other insights. It was very powerful to go to the site of the Vel d’Hiv in particular.
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Marie
Marie
Nigel
Nigel
Gwennaelle
Gwennaelle
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