The Liberation of Paris: A Historical Walking Tour


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The Liberation of Paris: A Historical Walking Tour

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( 119 reviews ) star City tour Paris 1 - 10 watch_later 2.5 hour
  • Go back in time to the Liberation of Paris
  • Visit the Luxembourg Garden & Le Marais
  • Explore the city & learn its history
  • 100% personalized just for you
  • Private tour: only you & your local host!
  • Hear war stories & interesting local insights

You will meet here: 4 Place Edmond Rostand

What you can expect

Paris outragée, Paris brisée, Paris martyrisée, mais Paris libérée ! - these words are known by all Parisians and represent proudly the events during the infamous Liberation of Paris. Want to know more about it?

Join me on a historical tour that will show you the life of the Parisians during WWII, from occupation to Liberation. From the most beautiful and glorious hours to the darkest. This private experience has it all!

Go back in time and retrace time with some French and German copies newspapers from 1939 and 1940 that I have saved at home. This will help you have a real connection with the past and truly understand what was happening at that moment. And after that quick introduction, your historical journey is about to begin.

Go where the action happened, visit the Luxembourg garden where the allied tanks fought ferociously the German garrison. Follow the route of the armored division of General Leclerc to the heart of the city, through the Latin Quarter. I'll tell you heroic tales & interesting facts about this day along the way.

History will also take you in front of the city hall and rue de Rivoli, to hear all about the past & present changes the city has been through. Go to the area of Paris that suffered the most from the occupation, Le Marais and see how after the liberation everything changed.

Drown yourself with knowledge about Paris and its incredible history. Craving for more history? There is more that I can show you! Let me know what else you would like to know about the history of Paris and I'll add it to your personalized offer.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Greetings in front of the beautiful Luxembourg Garden
Stop 1
Visit the Luxembourg Garden where the Allied tanks fought ferociously the German garrison
Stop 2
Discover the Latin Quarter known as the heart of Parisian universities, which was once the route of the armoured division of the national war hero, General Leclerc
Stop 3
Cross the Seine to the City Island and admire the Notre Dame and hear some of its countless stories
Stop 4
Walk by the grand Hotel de Ville and learn more about the part of Paris which suffered most from the occupation
Stop 5
Stroll down Le Maris' lovely streets and see the contrast from pictures from 1939 and 1940
End of Tour
Goodbyes & more local recommendations

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 10 persons
Meeting point
4 Place Edmond Rostand
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide


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119 reviews

Salut! My name's Lucien and I used to be a school teacher. These days I'm studying to become a professionnal tour guide.
I love Paris for its countless stories, impressive architecture and rich culture. It's true I used to be shy, but now I can talk a lot, sometimes maybe a bit too much!
I will certainly love to tell you all I know about Paris' history! Actually, it will be hard to stop me.
I love meeting new people and cultures!
I can talk with you about anything and I would love to take my time to show you around the places I like!

I am more specialized about the medieval center : I can do tours like the Île de la Cité ; the Latin quarter; the Halles; the Marais; Saint Germain des Prés.... But I like to do too the St Ouen flea market ( I live nearby), Monmartre... And much more!
But send me a message if you want any information about a tour or if you request a personalized tour, I wil be happy to prepare something for you.

--- Please don't be afraid to send me more messages if I don't answer!

If you want to ask for a personnalized offer, I will love to prepare something nice for you.
( in that case, my basic price is 36 euros for an hour, it can be discussed if you are students!.)---

In France you don't have to tip: but it is the best way to show you had a good time! That is why tiping is always welcome, even if it's something small."

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