Explore the occupation, resistance and liberation of Paris on an exclusive WWII-themed walking tour. Learn about the Napoleonic Wars, French Revolution, WWI, WWII and other events that shaped Europe. Extened option: visit the armymuseum Les Invalides.

  • Explore the Old Town of Paris with the History Expert-Guide
  • Investigate France’s military and war history
  • See memorials to the deported victims of the Nazis
  • Learn about the occupation and liberation of Paris
  • Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to Les Invalides army museum and its dome (only in 4-hour option)

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  • 2 -4 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
  • Walking tour
  • Skip The Line Tickets for Priority Access
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Travel back in time to 1940 to Nazi-occupied Paris and learn how the city miraculously survived the deadliest war in the history of Europe. Enjoy a special itinerary tailored to your needs and interests, with historic sites and memorials commemorating the events of WWII. Immerse yourself in the warfare history of France.

This 2-hour guided tour explains the causes and consequences of WWII with a special focus on the City of Lights. As you will discover, France’s history is tainted with wars and conflicts. See Fontaine du Châtelet and Saint Jacques Tower and learn how the Napoleonic Wars and the French Revolution had changed the nation. Follow your Private Guide along the charming streets of the Old Town and see the historic Hôtel de Ville (city hall), then enter the Île de la Cité island.

Along the way you will find traces of WWII events, such as the Deportation Martyrs Memorial, which commemorates more than 200,000 people deported from France to Nazi concentration camps. You will also have a moment to marvel at the stunning Cathedral of Notre Dame and learn about the minor damages that it suffered during the liberation of Paris in August 1944. Other points of interest include Conciergerie – a former royal palace and French Revolution prison Conciergerie and the royal chapel Sainte-Chapelle, which is one of the places from which important works of art and valuable treasures had to be removed and placed into safe storage in anticipation of air raids. This original tour will make you appreciate all the effort that went into protecting Paris from war!

Choose the 4-hour option to enhance your experience with a visit to Les Invalides – the Army Museum. For your convenience, we provide public transport tickets as well as skip-the-line tickets to the museum and its dome to fast track the entrance. The museum houses warfare objects like weapons and military uniforms as well as tombs of many famed French officers. This includes Napoleon Bonaparte, whose tomb was visited by Adolf Hitler himself. The live commentary from your Expert Guide will bring the history of the French military and war heroes to life!

  • Private WWII-themed Old Town Tour (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • History Expert-Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • Historical facts about WWII and France
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Les Invalides museum and dome (only in 4-hour option)
  • One-way public transport ticket to Les Invalides (only in 4-hour option)
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Les Invalides museum and dome (in 2-hour option)
  • One-way public transport ticket to Les Invalides (in 2-hour option)

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Britannique Hotel - Paris Centre, 20 Av. Victoria, 75001 Paris, France. Please do not enter the hotel, it is only a meeting point.

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Tickets to Les Invalides Museum are not included in the basic 2-hour tour.
  • The 4-hour option requires the use of public transportation. For your convenience we will provide all necessary tickets.