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Paris - Occupation to Liberation - World War 2 in Paris

Occupation to Liberation - World War 2 in Paris

(138 reviews)
Île de la Cité, Paris, France
30 mins

About the tour

Join Patrick on this historical tour of Paris where we will learn about the history of World War 2. From the occupation of the Nazis to the resistance to the battle for freedom, Patrick will bring to life the harrowing events that happened here and tell the stories of the brave men and women who fought for their country.

Meet your local guide


Patrick isn't one to shy away from travel and adventure. "I was lucky enough to travel the world with my job, discover different cultures, and meet incredible people!" he says, after having explored multiple cities across Europe and Asia. On his tours, you may catch more than a surprise or two about Paris. "In fact, it is an everyday experience. I'm a native Parisian, but every day, I continue to discover new things, new secrets about Paris. It's a never-ending story," he laughs. It was his love for Paris that led him to become a guide. "I'm a father and a teacher, and I realized that my passion was to share my knowledge, so I decided to be a guide about one of my passion: Paris!" Patrick chips in. "I enjoy sharing the love and passion I have for my own city, Paris. Its monuments, its history, its gastronomy, its culture, and all of its little secrets. I can't wait to share all of these with you!" "At the end of my tour I always give a virtual bise - two in fact being a good Parisian!" he laughs.

Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Paris with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Paris. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

John Z.

21 March 2021

Terrific tour. Patrick was great. His knowledge about WW2 was most impressive.

Michael W.

20 March 2021

Interesting, but WW2 from a French perspective - telling us that Charles Degaulle was a hero. Easy to be ‘a hero’ from the safety of England and he wasn’t quite so popular once he’d given Algeria their independence in later years. I’m not denying the bravery of the French resistance but there was a failure to mention that the British & American forces were still engaged in the final stages of Operation Overlord and didn’t want to get involved in a drawn-out battle in Paris which could have resulted in the total destruction of the city along the lines of the terrible events of Stalingrad. A bit more gratitude for the sacrifice of British, American & Canadian forces at Sword, Gold, Omaha, Utah & Juno beaches and their part in the liberation of all mainland Europe wouldn’t have gone amiss. Also let’s remember the bravery of the SOE operatives who gave great assistance to the French resistance.

Erika A.

20 March 2021

Patrick is always informative and interesting! Great look at the Eiffel tower at night with a few unexpected sites!

Janet H.

19 March 2021

We loved the personal aspect of the tour, photos and stories from Patrick’s family made it even more interesting.

Tasos K.

19 March 2021

Great tour

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