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World War II in Paris tour

World War II
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Local Expert English-speaking Guide

  • Friendly local guide100% fluent in English!
  • Flexible cancellation No hassle and bustle
  • 3-hours tourChoose your starting time
  • The guide will pick you upto the meeting point
  • Wheelchair accessible Open to everyone
  • Service animals allowed

This WWII private tour focuses on the everyday life of Parisians under the 4 years of Nazi occupation. Discover how Paris was ruled by the German troops, what were the Jewish question & policy, who took part in the ‘French’ Resistance and hear about the 5 day of the Battle and Liberation of Paris. Start the tour in the traditional Jewish neighborhood, the Marais, walk by the Seine river banks towards Ile de la Cité, and the Louvre Museum area.

Your guide is a passionate and knowledgeable local expert who will make History come to life, sharing family memories and local stories that go way beyond simple facts and figures. He will show you that once again, true historical facts and witty comments can be much better than a Hollywood-style simplification of History.

What's Included

  • Local Expert English-speaking licensed guide
  • 3-hours walking tour of Historical Paris
  • Exciting live comments from your passionate guide!

Why You'll Love It!

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the heroic stories of World War II resistance and liberation in Paris with our captivating tour. Led by knowledgeable guides passionate about history, this journey through the City of Light unveils the courageous acts and pivotal moments that shaped the destiny of a nation.

As you stroll through the cobblestone streets, imagine Paris under Nazi occupation, a city gripped by fear yet pulsating with clandestine activity. Your tour begins in le Marais, the Jewish Neighborhood of Paris. As you traverse the historic Marais district, breathe in the atmosphere of defiance and resilience that permeated the streets during the occupation. Visit the haunting Memorial de la Shoah, a poignant tribute to the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust, and pay homage to the brave men and women who fought against tyranny.

Feel the palpable tension as you visit secret meeting spots and safe houses used by resistance fighters to plan daring acts of sabotage and espionage. Hear tales of ordinary Parisians turned heroes, risking their lives to shelter persecuted Jews, distribute underground newspapers, and gather intelligence for the Allied forces.

At the heart of your journey lies the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral, its majestic spires a symbol of hope amidst the darkness of war. Here, learn about the pivotal role of the French Resistance and the daring exploits of its members, from high-ranking officials to everyday citizens.

Finally, stand by Hotel de Ville, where you will see signs of Paris’ liberation in 1944. With every step, this tour honors the indomitable spirit of those who fought for liberty, leaving an indelible mark on the city’s rich tapestry of history.

Meet your guide
  • Raphaelle
  • Marine
  • Audrey
  • Dina
  • Laure
  • Manu
  • Doina
  • Tobias
  • Maelle
  • René
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