Paris World War II
Paris during the occupation and liberation
How did Parisians live during the war? How was Paris liberated and by whom? Discover this and much more during this exciting stroll full of anecdotes
We all have knowledge and ideas about what happened during WWII, but to understand the real story, details are important. During this stroll you will learn those facts that you’ve never heard of, about fashion, gastronomy, entertainment, art, what people thought and their reactions to the many changes that were happening.
Learn about deportation stories that will allow you to imagine the reality that the French Jews, Communists, homosexuals and other minorities underwent.
Did you know that famous women like Josephine Baker, Coco Chanel and Simone Veil had key roles during this dark period of history?
And finally understand the organization of the Resistance, how they managed to liberate Paris from the inside and who was on their side in the early moments.
Highlights along your way
Notre Dame Cathedral*
Saint Germain de Près
This exceptional stroll starts in the Jewish quarter (Le Marais) outside an easy to find Metro station: Saint Paul.
After a short introduction about the area, your guide will walk you to the Holocaust Memorial*, a key place to understand the story of the Jewish community during the occupation.
Then you will head towards Île de la Cité, where you will learn how Notre Dame Cathedral* was protected during the war and its role during the liberation.
Your stroll will pass by the imposing Police Headquarters* and the Supreme Court* that still bear the marks of the World War.
You will wander the charming streets of St. Germain de Pres that hide interesting anecdotes and is perfect for a short coffee break if you wish.
Cross the Seine river and enjoy the view over the beautiful bridges that were about to be dynamited by the Nazis, and get to the incredible Louvre museum* where you will learn what happened to the Mona Lisa and other treasures inside the museum!
Walk across the elegant Tuileries garden to reach the main square of Paris: the Concorde, where your visit will finish with an incredible view over the Champs Élysées where allied troops marched to celebrate Victory.
*This itinerary happens mostly in open spaces, monuments marked with a * will be discovered from the exterior
up to 6 people
Outside the metro station "Saint Paul" (find location here)
Get ready to walk about 4 kms / 2,5 miles.
Be ready to be always on the go.
Private expert guide, interesting themed itinerary, taxes
Extra expenses (optional)
Coffee break, snacks
This tour takes place rain or shine (check our cancellation policy)
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