Few women in history have experienced so much drama and a tragic destiny like Marie-Antoinette!
Our tour will explore the rise to prominence of Marie-Antoinette and her quick ascension to the throne as Queen of France. Born in Austria and into the Habsburg family, she would become the wife of Louis XVI at the incredible age of only 14. Just five short years later, still only 19 years old, Marie-Antoinette became Queen of France.
Early on she enjoyed great popularity before becoming the victim of many rumours, both true and false. As the young Queen of France, her provocative ways put her in the eye of the storm that was the French Revolution. You will experience her meteoric rise from the young Queen of France, to polarizing political figure and finally, the her rapid descent in France leading to her death by guillotine at only 37 years of age.
Her fascinating story will unfold as History Vibes takes you into the heart of Paris. You will discover the people, places and events that played crucial roles in one of history’s greatest tragedies. We will lead you from Ile de la cité to Place de la Concorde, and take you on a unique journey through time. You will enjoy the one-of-a-kind charm of the Parisian streets and squares, cross the Seine river on the world famous and romantic Pont des Arts.
Start: Conciergerie (Ile de la Cité)
End: Place de la Concorde