Prices range from €230-€705 (see below).
Make your walk exclusive for a €100 fee.
Due to mature content and references to historical violence, we recommend this tour for ages 12 and up. Please have your names and ages ready for checkout.
Our walking tours take place rain or shine, and are available every day of the week.
Return to 18th-century Paris and solve the mystery of a dramatic, real-life political assassination. Our original, interactive program was created by historians, but you’ll be too busy having fun with this “who dunnit” intrigue to realize how much you’re learning about the French Revolution.
As you immerse yourself in one of France’s most dramatic episodes, you’ll meet a cast of suspects, including an insubordinate literature hawker, a passionate actress, a prominent society lady, and a devout priest. Hearing their stories and motivations for the crime will give you a deeper understanding of how individuals experienced the French Revolution in a vivid, personal way.
You’ll visit historic places in Paris where the suspects lived and worked, including the Palais Royal, Louvre, Île de la Cité and Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, to gather visual evidence. Solving clues at each of these sites will eventually lead you to the real murderer. Along the way, you’ll see how Paris was forever changed by the social and political upheaval of the Revolutionary years.
Tour Teaser: What caused the French Revolution? This Crash Course explains.
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Like A Good Mystery Novel
By the end of the tour I was completely stressed out—as if someone on the street might suspect me of not supporting the French Revolution and get me to a guillotine platform, but like a good mystery novel, I didn’t want it to be over. I loved it— this was really a great experience. It kept my interest, and helped me understand the make-up of society at that time. The guide Vanessa was excellent, very knowledgeable and is comfortable guiding kids and adults alike.
Tour Guide for Rick Steves
An Absolute Must-Do!
We traveled with 3 teenagers (17-19) and 4 adults. We started our trip off with the "French Revolution: A Murder Mystery Tour". This interactive experience was a perfect way to start our vacation: learning the facinating history around the French Revolution. Our tour guide, Amanda, was so personable, interesting and engaging - and she really knows how to bring history to life!...A complete HOME RUN.
Awesome for all ages
Be prepared to experience an incredible journey through French Revolution history. The tour guides who took us on this tour were some of the most awesome researchers and entertainers. It was a mixture of characters of the time as well as walking to the areas where you learned many clues to solve this crime. Awesome tour, actually for all ages, but especially teens!