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Trip to the Paris Commune of 1871: Dreams Between Barricades.

Your guru: Marc
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  • Paris
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Marc

I'm from Barcelona, but I live in Paris. I'm studying a master on Social Modern History at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. It will be a pleasure for me to show you this amazing city and to make you discover the keys of its history during several periods.

I'm from Barcelona, but I live in Paris. I'm studying a master on Social Modern History at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. It will be a pleasure for me to show you this amazing city and to make you discover the keys of its history during several periods.

About the tour

This tour proposes you to go beyond the traditional visits to Paris and get closer to the history and heritage of this city from a thematic approach: the revolutionary experience of the Commune of 1871.

High myth of the abundant French insurrectionary history, the Commune has transcended the strict limits of its time and its space. It has influenced not only politics, society and even the arts of its time, but also the action of fighters and revolutionaries in remote moments and corners of the world. The barricade has been erected as an essential symbol of the resistance of fairness against the tyrannical.

During the tour we will try to understand the scope of this symbology and this mythology that has built the memory of the Commune. But we will also strive to know the human and mundane of that milestone: the facts, especially those produced during the Bloody Week; the scenarios, especially those located on the right bank of the Seine; the characters, men like Jules Vallès, Bergeret, Victor Hugo or Adolphe Thiers himself, and many women, such as Louise Michel, Nathalie Lemel and all the fighters of the Union.

Between barricades and imaginary flags, we will visit some of the streets, squares and palaces that were both the theater and the ruin of the Revolt, whose slogans we will see engraved on the walls, constituting some of the oldest graffiti in Paris.

This itinerary includes:

- Place de la Concorde

- Colonne Vendôme

- Jardin des Tuileries

- Palais Royal

- Musée du Louvre

- Hôtel de Ville

- Église de Saint-Paul

- Place des Vosges

- Place de la Bastille

Although long, it is a route suitable for all audiences. The use of comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, warm clothing, umbrella or raincoat is recommended.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Between exit 6 of the Concorde metro station and Rue Royale, with a red umbrella
Tour duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

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