Built 150 years previously, the Palais-Royal became an important venue for the public discussion of politics in the build-up to the French Revolution. It was owned by the king's cousin, the duke d'Orléans. See also the map of Paris in ‘Resources’.
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14 October: A King Imprisoned? The October Days
On 5-6 October 1789, a Parisian crowd led by thousands of women marched out to demonstrate at Versailles and forced the royal family to relocate to...
After much triumphalist rhetoric in Parisian political circles ahead of France's declaration of war against Austria on 20 April 1792, the harsh...
4 September: Revolutionary Massacre: Paris in September 1792
At the start of September 1792 Revolutionary tensions boiled over in the capital in the wake of the fall of the monarchy and news of...