An interactive visit in 1789 at Versailles
All audiences (from 8 years old)
revolution tour, the fascinating guided tour of the French revolution

Info on the interactive guided tour

  • duration : 2 hours approximately
  • Point of interest the surroundings of the Palace of Versailles, the Place d'Armes, the Hotel des Menus Plaisirs, the Salle du Jeu de Paume, the Place Saint-Louis
  • Meeting place In front of the statue on the Place d'Armes (in front of the Château de Versailles)
  • course : about 2.5 km
  • Language in English or French
  • Age All audiences (from 8 years old) - Levels: 5th, 8th and high school
  • Free for children under 8 years old
  • Number min. 4 people (no max.)
  • Possibility of cancellation up to 24 hours before the visit (no charge) for health reasons or unfavorable weather (please contact us) an email)
  • Warning  the Palace of Versailles and its park are not part of the route. You'll pass the Salle du Jeu de Paume, but it's not open to the public.

The Versailles Revolution Tour is a historical and cultural tour in Versailles... Follow the guide and discover of the 5 months that changed the History of France: May to October 1789. 

The context...

  • 1789, Louis XVI ordered the meeting of the States-General of the kingdom for the month of May.
  • From May to October 1789, Versailles became the scene of 5 months that changed history, from the Estates-General to the proclamation of the National Assembly, the Oath of the Jeu de Paume and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.
  • Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Mirabeau, Madame du Barry, Bailly, Sieyès, Lafayette they were all there.

The team

After more than 7 years in historical tourism in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, "the Revolution Tour Versailles" was created by history lovers.

With their historical anecdotes, they will immerse you in this exciting period of French history.

Be the actors of this guided tour

You too are expected in Versailles for the opening of the Estates-General. Come and discover the route of the deputies of 1789 thanks to a game card and your flair to guide you.

Several historical scenes are to be replayed If you are a gambler or a gifted speaker, you can read short sketches from the parliamentary archives.

You can thus take up the words of Louis XVI at the opening of the Estates-General; those of Mirabeau to Dreux-Brézé on June 23: "go and tell those who send you, that we are here by the will of the people...".

A journey through time and a complete immersion in the beginning of the French Revolution.

Our opinion on this visit

Telling the story of the French Revolution to children and teenagers and making them revise their history program in a fun and lively way.

A historical stroll in the beautiful city of Versailles, which is aimed at history lovers or those in the making...

At the end of the visit, you will leave with a map of Versailles from the 1815 period (with the main places of the revolution) or a reproduction of an engraving from the period.

The course

  • The visit starts in front of the Château de Versailles, Place d'Armesand then takes you to the Menus Plaisirs hotel where the opening of the Estates General took place on May 5, 1789, the proclamation of the National Assembly on June 17 and the abolition of privileges on the night of August 4 to 5, and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, on August 26, 1789 
  • Then the visit leads you successively to the Jeu de Paume roomwhere the deputies swore to give France a constitution on June 20, 1789, and then at the Place Saint-Louis place for discussions and working meetings.
  • The tour ends where the story began, Place d'Armes (in front of the Palace of Versailles), where the royal family left on October 6, 1789. You arrived in May and leave in October...
Find the list of our reviews
Star Star Star Star Star - Nice visit but a bit expensive
Written by Bernadette Ducrot, 29-02-2024

A very interesting visit that immerses us in history and the Revolution. Seeing the places and following the paths taken in 1789 makes for a fascinating immersion. The narratives are easy to follow and in-depth... Thank you. My granddaughter (13) has rediscovered her history lessons with much more detail and reflection. She's delighted. We're talking about this visit around us. Many thanks to Baptiste for his availability and warm welcome. It would be great if tickets could be sent out without having to ask for them.

Reply from FamilinParis
Written by the Familin'Paris team

Good afternoon, madam, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your complimentary comment. Tickets are sent automatically upon purchase. Unfortunately, however, they may find their way to your inbox as "junk mail".

Star Star Star Star Star - A fun and interesting treasure hunt
Written by Nicolas Kolodkine, 31-01-2024

Rediscovering the events and places that marked the Revolution near the Château de Versailles

Star Star Star Star Star - A 2-hour bath at a major event location
Written by philippe viel, 30-01-2024

A captivating and friendly guide We recommend this activity Communicate on the interior access of the sites, which may be different between weekdays and Sundays?

Star Star Star Star Star –  
Written by Mathieur N, 21-12-2023

Really worth it. Time flies when the unfolding of events is told in such exquisite detail and reinforced by the actual places where they took place. 5 stars for us!

Star Star Star Star Star - Really good
Written by Mathieu NACHER, 18-12-2023

2 hours go by very quickly. The guide is fascinating. it would be nice to be able to offer the tour as a gift to friends and family on an "open" date.

Star Star Star Star Star - Have fun living the revolution!
Written by Julie, 03-10-2023

We meet at 10 a.m. at Place d'Armes, where we'll learn about the major historical moments and immerse ourselves in the era (with lots of anecdotes and humor to make the tour accessible and fun!)! Then it's off on a 2-hour hunt for clues, with a nice surprise at the end. A superb experience for the whole family, exciting for young and old alike. We also bought a ticket to the château to complete the tour - I recommend it!

Star Star Star Star Star - .
Written by Sandrine, 02-10-2023

We spent a very pleasant morning with our guide Baptiste, who shared his passion for history with us. Everyone enjoyed the treasure hunt, which was a fun way to learn. We highly recommend this guided tour, which is accessible to children and grown-ups alike.

Star Star Star Star Star - An exciting treasure hunt!
Written by Frédéric FAURE, 25-08-2023

A fascinating tour of revolutionary Versailles organized as a treasure hunt for children. The whole family is delighted! Thank you, everyone!

Star Star Star Star Star - Great
Written by Flora AUSSANT , 06-28-2023

Top tours, exceptional historic site, majestic setting. We loved it. Thanks to Baptiste for his time on behalf of the two cousins.


A pleasant discovery of Versailles from another angle. Thank you for this history lesson!

The children enjoyed walking in the footsteps of the deputies of 1789
This revolutionary Tour was a nice surprise: the history lesson was well retained thanks to Baptiste and Arthur

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