Private Guided Tour of the French Revolution in Lyon

What happened in Lyon during the French Revolution? Where did the Revolution take place in Lyon? What is the Revolution heritage in Lyon? Here are some questions that the Private Guided Tour of the French Revolution in Lyon will answer…
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Private Guided Tour of the French Revolution in Lyon : History

In 1793, during the French Revolution, Lyon takes advantage of the Girondins, and raises against the Convention. The city is besieged by more than two months before surrending. The repression of the Convention is fierce. As a punition, Lyon loses its name. More than 2,000 people are shot or guillotined, and several rich mansions around the Bellecour square are destroyed, as the castle of Pierre Seize.

On August 21, 1794, the National Convention send 2 representatives to Lyon: Louis Joseph Charlier and Pierre-Amédée Pomponne Pocholle. Their aim is to reorganize the city and the department after the excesses of repression. They will manage to get that the city resumed its name.

It is no coincidence that the seizure of power by Bonaparte is seen positively in Lyon, as the end of the dark period and a return to civil peace. The Consulate and the Empire promotes the silk industry, paying particular interest in the inventions of Jacquard…
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Why booking the Private Guided Tour of the French Revolution in Lyon

On October 12, 1793, the conventional Barrere boasts the success of the repression in Lyon: “Lyon made ​​war on freedom, Lyons does not exist any more!” After the takeover of the city by the Convention : the repression is hard. The episodes of the Revolution have also permanently changed the landscape of memories in Lyon, as we will see through this Private Guided Tour.

Private Guided Tour of the French Revolution in Lyon : details

The Private Guided Tour of the French Revolution in Lyon lasts 2 hours.

Your Guided Tour is entirely private and custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes.

We also complete your Guided Tour with recommendations for the best restaurants around, current exhibitions, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by a local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest for History and regional habits.

Private Guided Tour of the French Revolution in Lyon : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

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