Historic Walks

Join me on a journey back in time to the Rise of Napoleon and then American Revolution in Paris!

THE RISE OF NAPOLEON

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Travel back in time and understand how one of the youngest (He was only 24 years old) and most victorious generals of the French Revolution rose to power and ultimately crowned himself Emperor at Notre-Dame.

On this journey, we will take you where Napoleon married the love of his life: Josephine; where he wined and dined her; where he saved the French revolution and made himself a national hero; and where he worked to reinvent and modernize France. You will get a glimpse of his vision as a Head of State and the imprint he left on Paris’ architecture.

Tour fee: 15€ per person

Tour length: 2 hours

Walking Distance: 3 km/1,9 miles

Meeting Point: 6 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris. Closest metro stations are Concorde (lines 1, 8, 12); Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8) or Madeleine (lines 8, 12, 14).

U.S. FOUNDING FATHERS IN PARIS

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During the years leading up to the French Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson lived in Paris. These great men made history in the United States and also impacted the history of France. Find out why the American colonies sent such high profile ambassadors to Paris.

Walk in the footsteps of these Founding Fathers, along other figures who took part in the American War of Independance: Lafayette, Rochambeau, Thomas Paine, John Paul Jones and more.

You’ll see where they lived and died, where they dined and socialized, and were even imprisoned. We’ll also explore decisive events such as the Treaty of Independence and the Louisiana Purchase.

Tour fee: 15€ per person

Tour length: 2 hours

Walking Distance: 3 km/1,9 miles

Meeting Point: We meet right outside metro station Sèvres-Babylone (line 10/12), take EXIT 3.