Today we had a guided tour of the Latin Quarter, where many of the people involved in the revolution lived and where many of the events took place.
We also walked past where Jean-Paul Marat lived and was killed by Charlotte Courday. Marat is immortalized in the portrait by Jacques Louis David and it is one of my favorite paintings, so I was incredibly excited to see the building where he lived.
One of the places that we passed was Le Precope cafe, which is the oldest cafe in Paris and has been frequented by the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon. Although it’s a little pricey, I really want to go back there for dinner one night.
We also went to the Carnavalet Museum, where we were supposed to see the revolution exhibit but it unfortunately was closed for renovations. We still walked around the other exhibits. One room had store signs from medieval Paris which I found really cool.