Wednesday, 4 March 2015
French Revolution on the Right Bank
Come and join us as we learn about the French Revolution by tracing history through our footsteps.
While charming and idyllic today, it all began at the Palais Royal, a hotbed of revolution, where radicals would gather and from here, the storming of the Bastille would begin. We will proceed along to rue St.Honoré, following the route to the guillotine, to Place Vendome, and the Place de la Concorde, the last stop on the route and where the guillotine stood.
We will hear the gripping stories of Marie Antoinette, Lafayette, Charlotte Corday, Marat, Equality Philip and Madame Tussaud. We will see the sites of the radical Jacobin Club, the ill-fated Tuileries Palace, learn of the Reign of Terror, and hear of Robespierre's arrest.
We will be outdoors rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
A 15-20 minute break with the guide will be provided.
Instructor: Brad Newfield, highly experienced historian and guide for over 20 years.