Occupation to Liberation - World War 2 in Paris

(94 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

Donna D.

24 January 2021

Very informative. Good historical background.

Madeline T.

23 January 2021

Another excellent tour with Patrick. We really enjoyed the personal aspects relating to the occupation and liberation of Paris. Patrick is so knowledgeable yet really makes history come alive. Thank you.

Tricia G.

23 January 2021

Patrick is one of my favorite tour guides. He shares so much information in a fun way. A tour with Patrick is like spending time with a knowledgeable friend. I always look forward to his tours!

Margaret T.

23 January 2021

Pretty good

Paulette L.

23 January 2021

Thank you Patrick for coming prepared, lots of information and maps! Great visual images that explained what was going on. You are a wonderful tour guide and I enjoy your humor!

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