Half-Day Private Guided Walking Historic WW2 Tour of Paris
Discover one of the most terrible periods of Paris history: The German occupation from 1940 to 1944.
With your professional guide expert in Paris & WW2 history discover which places were selected by the Germans during the occupation, the role of the German & French Gestapo, the Jewish round ups, conditions of living for the population, the Resistance and eventually the liberation in August 1944.
A period of time which is at the same time terrible & fascinating.
A unique experience for people interested in World War 2 period.
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What's included :
- Professional guide service
What's excluded :
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Stop At: Champs-Elysees, Champs-Elysees, Paris, Ile-de-France
Explore occupied Paris (1940-1944) and discover one of the darkest periods in Paris history.
During the occupation, Parisians called avenue Foch avenue des Boches (Nickname given by the French to the Germans during the war)
This is where the Gestapo offices were located. Your tour guide will tell you about the arrest of great resistance fighters like Pierre Brossolette and their tragic endings.
You will see where Carl Heinrich von Stulpnagel, commander-in-chief of the occupation troops in France lived. You will find out what his involvement was in Operation Walkyria and its consequences.
You will go down the avenue des champs Elysées. The prestigious avenue was used for Reich propaganda purposes. We could find there: radio, cinema, offices of the Propagandastaffel.
Your guide will explain the function of the Grand Palace during the occupation. You will see which restaurants, cafes, cinemas which were frequented by the Germans (Fouquets, Maxims ....)
The tour will end at the Place de la Concorde where you will notice bullet holes dating from the liberation.
We will mention the spoliations of works of art by Goering in particular. They were stored at the Jeu de Paume Museum. The resistance action of Rose Vall-and inspired the film "Monuments men".
A little further on at Le Meurice, the fate of Paris may have been played out when the governor Von Choltitz refused to destroy Paris and did not obey Hitler's orders (Is paris burning?).
As you can see, this visit will be of particular interest to travelers interested in the Second World War.
Duration: 4 hours
Departure Point :Porte Dauphine, 75016 Paris, France
Departure Time :9:30 AM
Return Detail :Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.