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VY301 Paris Walks: Franco-American Friendship Historic Trail - Right Bank

  • 30 May 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • meet at 1.45pm at metro Trocadero, Place de Trocadero (line 6 or 9)

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There have always been Americans in Paris! Come learn about some of the original ones: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas Paine, John Paul Jones and a few others.


Come explore the earliest years of the friendship that developed between France and the United States at the end of the 18th century. Listen to the tales of how Lafayette, King Louis XVI, Admiral de Grasse, General Rochambeau and other Frenchmen helped thirteen colonies win their independence from the English crown. We will gaze at the inspiration for the dome on Jefferson's home of Monticello; discover a Bartholdi statue that is NOT in New York's harbor and stand in front of the place where America's "birth certificate" was signed.


During this tour from Place de Trocadero to the Tuileries Gardens, we will see the monuments, statues, historic markers, and the former homes of the number of these historic figures - all here in Paris if you know where to look.


A 15/20 minute break will be included in this walk.


About the Instructor: Anna Cheong. Highly experienced walk guide in Paris.

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