French Revolution Sites

If you’re looking to explore French Revolution sites and want to find the best places to view French Revolution history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of French Revolution places and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of French Revolution sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring French Revolution sites.

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other French Revolution sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

French Revolution: Site Index

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Basilica of St Denis

The Basilica of St Denis was the site where French monarchs were buried until the French Revolution, when many of the tombs were looted.

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Fort Saint Jean

Fort Saint Jean was built in the seventeenth century in Marseille and later used as a prison during the French Revolution.

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Fort Saint Nicholas

Fort Saint Nicholas was built in the seventeenth century to quell an uprising in Marseille. It was later sacked during the French Revolution.

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HMS Victory

HMS Victory is one of the most famous ships in the Royal Navy and played a notable role during the French Revolutionary Wars.

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La Conciergerie

One of the most infamous French Revolution sites, La Conciergerie in Paris is a former palace turned prison which was the setting for the ominous Revolutionary Tribunal. Part of the Palais de Justice.

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Monument aux Girondins

One of many French Revolution sites outside Paris, Monument aux Girondins is a fountain in Bordeaux commemorating the Girondists of the French Revolution.

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Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailes was the residence of King Louis XIV and former seat of the French Government. Among the most famous French Revolution places.

Palais de Justice

The Palais de Justice is the main courthouse in Paris and which served as the court of the Revolutionary Tribunal.

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Place de la Concorde

Among the most famous French Revolution sites, Place de la Concorde was where King Louis XVI and many others were executed.

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Remains of the Bastille

One of the lesser-known French Revolution sites, the remains of the Bastille prison can be viewed at Square Henri Galli in Paris.

The Bastille

Probably the most famous of all French Revolution sites, The Bastille was a prison stormed in 1789, sparking the revolution. It was later destroyed and its location is now marked by a monument.

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The Catacombs of Paris

The Paris Catacombs are underground quarries housing approximately six million human skeletons dating back to the 18th century, including some of those killed during the French Revolution.

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The Pantheon - Paris

The Pantheon in Paris is a neo-classical church which was completed in 1789. Its crypt interns many famous French figures.