Paris World War 2 Walking Tour

5/5 (11 reviews)
  • Description

Are you a history buff? Or maybe looking to fill a few gaps in your knowledge of the Second World War? Dive deep into this intriguing and fascinating era as you embark on a historical journey through the key moments of the German Occupation in Paris. This captivating historical tour is sure to please history fans of any caliber, leading you to where the battles for France’s freedom played out and casting a light on the defining moments of Paris’ darkest hour.

You will meet our guide “Localers” just outside Saint-Paul metro station. The tour begins in the Marais quarter where your guide will tell you about the somber days of the Nazi invasion, you’ll revisit the triumphs and tragedies of the past as a knowledgeable guide reveals hidden details and forgotten stories of food rationing, curfews, and other hardships. 

You will explore after the city’s Jewish quarter to learn about the difficulties of daily life under German rule, an existence riddled with the fear and uncertainty of constant roundups and deportations. Uncover surprising plot twists of collaboration and anti-Semitism that still today cast a dark shadow over the events of the time.

Paris during the Second World War

Before reaching the Ile de la Cité, you will obviously stop for a short time at Paris’s Holocaust Museum. 

After a coffee break at a local café, your guide will show you the hidden artillery impacts on walls and symbolic monuments such as Notre-Dame cathedral, Conciergerie, Paris Prefecture that reveal the reality of the war’s atrocity. You will see some of the places where the important battles took place.

But this story has good guys in it too, so your guide will also recount the hopeful and courageous stories of those who risked life and limb to protect the persecuted, including the efforts of the underground French Resistance movement that would light the spark of insurrection and help liberate Paris from its oppressors. 

Heroes like De Gaulle, Leclerc, and the famed Monuments Men will all get a mention. 

Whilst you learn shocking details of Hitler’s ultimate plan for Paris and how the city narrowly escaped certain doom thanks to the actions of one man, your guilde will bid farewell at Pont-Neuf.

Please note:

  • Meet your guide “Localers” outside “Saint Paul” metro station

The price includes:

  • An experimented local tour guide expert in WWII history
  • A coffee break mid-tour at a local Parisian café
  • A small group tour limited to 10 participants only

Further Information on your confirmation voucher

You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to your guide “Localers” outside the “Saint Paul”metro station, close to the carrousel, before the beginning of the tour. 

  • Duration 3 hour(s)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • Delve into the history of WWII with a small group tour
  • Learn about life as a Parisian under the German Occupation
  • Explore the dramatic events of the French Resistance
  • Enjoy a relaxing mid-tour cafe break

To book, select:

1 Participants
1 People
2 Tour language
3 Tour date
Tour date
3 Select your tour
Paris World War 2 Walking Tour – Small group tour
Paris World War 2 Walking Tour – Private tour

Our guarantees

Number one in Paris
Professional guides
Fast and easy booking
Free cancellation*
  • Practical information

Organized by ParisCityVision

Code : LOT


Address : Outside Saint Paul metro station
129 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris
Find on map - Get there


3 hour(s)


Pont Neuf

  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 11
Average rating : 4.8 /5
Okay but not as great as expected given reviews and comments from friends. Guide’s ability to bring the stories to life is important.
Our guide Victor was excellent!
Very informative and enjoyable
Was an amazing tour. The tour guide was excellent providing great insight into what it would be like in France during WW2. Seeing some of the amazing historical landmarks and hearing some of the little know stories of heroism was the highlight of our time in Paris. Would recommend everyone do this tour.
Victor was an incredible tour guide- thoroughly enjoyed everything about the excursion. Highlight of the trip!
This tour was one of the highlights of our time in Paris. Our tour guide, Victor, was extremely knowledgeable about the period. More importantly, he is a master storyteller, who brings the historical information to life with stories of individuals, detailed snapshots of daily life, edge-of-your seat tales of heroism, and emotional moments that brought us to the verge of tears. His passion for Paris is contagious and he clearly loves spending time with people and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm. After the tour, we wanted to hang out with him for the rest of our trip!
Victor was wonderful!!