Paris 05

Paris Episode 05 Revolutionary Paris

Royal beheadings

1789, the defining moment in the history of Paris, is the focus of today’s episode. Of course, the Bastille prison no longer exists but we can visit the Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette and so many of her subjects were imprisoned, the Place de la Concorde, where revolutionaries executed several thousand people in their quest to overthrow the authorities and the Musée Carnavalet, the city’s main history museum. There’ll be time too for biographies of the ill-fated Louis XVI and his queen, Marie Antoinette.