Paris WW2 historic discovery tour
Activities

Paris WW2 historic discovery tour

Language: English
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • A one-of-a-kind historic journey through the dramas of WWII
  • See tangible remnants of each battle: bullet holes, tank damage, etc.
  • Revisit the trials and tribulations of Jewish life under Nazi rule
  • Discover stories of the French Resistance fighters and other brave heroes
  • A small group tour so you get full interaction with your guide
What to expect

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.

Beginning with 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. Explore 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.

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 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. 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.

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Complimentary drink at a top notch cafe
    • Professional guide
    What's not included
    • Extras
    Where
    115-117 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide just outside the "Saint Paul" metro station (line 1), close to the carrousel.

    What to remember
    • The tour is operated in English
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    When
    • Monday, Tuesday, Friday except special events
      Departure: 2.00pm
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    Provider
    Paris City Vision
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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