Where Did They Put The Guillotine?-Marie Antoinette's Last Ride-A Walking Tour of Revolutionary Paris (eBook)
by Stew Ross (Author)
- 184 Pages
Walk with us in the footsteps of the revolutionaries, nobles, royalty, and citizens of the French Revolution. In Volume Two, the Revolution has begun its dark descent culminating in the period called The Terror. Your first walk will take you along the exact route Marie Antoinette's cart took to the guillotine. Her one hour ride passed by Robespierre's apartment, the pharmacy where her alleged lover, Axel von Fersen, purchased the invisible ink to write her love letters, and Café de la Régence where Jacques-Louis David sketched the queen sitting in the cart. Stop by the shop where Charlotte Corday purchased the knife she used to assassinate Jean-Paul Marat. Along the way, you will learn how to identify pre- and post-revolution buildings.
In the next walk, The Crucible of the Revolution, you will visit the oldest coffee house in Paris. It was the principal meeting place on the Left Bank for Revolutionaries: both French and American. Nearby were the residences of George-Jacques Danton, Jean-Paul Marat, and Camille Desmoulins.
Walk Three (Bookends of Sorrow) takes you to the Passage of the Queen of Hungary where a young girl talked too much and lost her head. The original bathtub that Marat died in is part of an exhibit at the Musée Grévin.
Finally, you will visit the site of the cemetery where the Place de la Révolution guillotine victims remains were thrown. One of the highlights of Walk Four is the Paris Catacombs. A subterranean ossuary, more than six million skeletons (i.e., bones) have been assembled and stacked throughout its various chambers. Don't miss this one.
- Released: November 15, 2015
- Language: English
- Publisher: Yooper Publications
- ISBN-10: 1941558046
- ISBN-13: 9781941558041