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Paris World War 2 Walking Tour

Paris World War 2 Walking Tour

3 hours From
AU$105 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Paris
  • Duration
    3 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-4449
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Wed, Fri
3 hours From
AU$105 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Paris
  • Duration
    3 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-4449
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Wed, Fri
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Escorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideInclusionInclusion Coffee break at a Paris cafe

Summary

Are you a history buff? Or maybe looking to fill a few gaps in your knowledge of the Second World War? Dive deep into this intriguing and fascinating era as you embark on a historical journey through the key moments of the German Occupation in Paris. This captivating historical tour is sure to please history fans of any caliber, leading you to where the battles for France’s freedom played out and casting a light on the defining moments of Paris’ darkest hour.

You will meet the guide with the sign “Localers” just outside Saint-Paul metro station. The tour begins in the Marais quarter where your guide will tell you about the somber days of the Nazi invasion, you’ll revisit the triumphs and tragedies of the past as a knowledgeable guide reveals hidden details and forgotten stories of food rationing, curfews, and other hardships.

You will explore after the city’s Jewish quarter to learn about the difficulties of daily life under German rule, an existence riddled with the fear and uncertainty of constant roundups and deportations. Uncover surprising plot twists of collaboration and anti-Semitism that still today cast a dark shadow over the events of the time.

Before reaching the Ile de la Cité, you will obviously stop for a short time at Paris’s Holocaust Museum.

After a coffee break at a local café, your guide will show you the hidden artillery impacts on walls and symbolic monuments such as Notre-Dame cathedral, Conciergerie, Paris Prefecture that reveal the reality of the war’s atrocity. You will see some of the places where the important battles took place.

But this story has good guys in it too, so your guide will also recount the hopeful and courageous stories of those who risked life and limb to protect the persecuted, including the efforts of the underground French Resistance movement that would light the spark of insurrection and help liberate Paris from its oppressors. Heroes like De Gaulle, Leclerc, and the famed Monuments Men will all get a mention.

Whilst you learn shocking details of Hitler’s ultimate plan for Paris and how the city narrowly escaped certain doom thanks to the actions of one man, your guide will bid farewell at Pont-Neuf.

Departure Time:  2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Meeting Point: Outside Saint Paul metro station

Inclusions

  • An experimented local tour guide expert in WWII history
  • A coffee break mid-tour at a local Parisian café
  • A small group tour limited to 10 participants only

Exclusions

  • Transportation

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Opening Hours:
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Opening Hours:
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