The German Occupation in World War 2 – Paris Tour

Paris Private History Tours

Go back in time with us to an uncertain period of history and the landmarks that share in its story.

Tour Description

This walking tour starts in the Jewish quarter of the Marais district, followed by a walk to the Hotel de Ville and the Prefecture where FFI fighters battled the last Nazis. From there, you’ll continue to Notre Dame Cathedral where General Charles de Gaulle attended a Mass in honor of the liberation of Paris on August 25, 1944. Next stop: the Louvre where important masterpieces were removed from the Louvre in 1939 nearly a year before the German invasion. You’ll pass by the Hotel Meurice, former German Headquarters, and the rue Cambon where Coco Chanel kept her shop open during the war while she stayed with her German officer lover at the nearby Ritz Hotel. The tour ends at the Place de la Concorde to view plaques listing the names of allied soldiers shot down by the Germans during the liberation of Paris, and the Jeu de Paume Museum, where Germans held goods confiscated from Jewish-owned art galleries, bank vaults, and residences. [3-hour private tour, includes hotel pickup.]

Tour Length: 3 hours

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