HomeArticlesParis historic places with quoideneuf: Marie Antoinette, Henri IV, Charlotte Corday [ Subtitles CC]
Paris historic places with quoideneuf: Marie Antoinette, Henri IV, Charlotte Corday [ Subtitles CC]
October 22, 2019
Hi, it’s Carola and today I’m doing a collaboration with quoideneuf. Today we’re talking about historical places in Paris. We’re going to the sites where something historic has happened that everybody knows about and We’re showing you the exact location if you if you can find it, and as it’s a collaboration so We’re also doing a video on the channel quoideneuf which we’re searching book locations. So what’s your channel about? So my channel is all about French German culture differences. So if you’re a German speaker, feel free to visit my channel. Henri the Fourth was the heir of the French throne, but he was !!! and to be able to become the king he had to become catholic because the French would not accept it. Charlotte Corday was a French revolutionary, but she was more moderate than others She got famous for killing Jean-Paul Marat who was the owner of a radical French newspaper. And in that newspaper, he called for total terror. As she was more moderate, she thought that he had to be killed in order to not destroy the revolution itself Louis the sixteenth was the grandson of Louis the fifteenth, and he supported the Americans and American independence war And he made France to go even deeper into debt, everything became really expensive by raising taxes So he was quite unpopular and when he was King, the French Revolution happened. Marie Antoinette is the daughter of the Austrian emperors historically the Austrians and the French didn’t get along but in order to forge the Alliance, Marie Antoinette and her daughter had to marry the French heir to the throne who was Louis the sixteenth. Even though Henry changed to Catholicism to become King of France, Catholics were still very skeptic of him and One day he was driving through the Rue de la Ferronnerie Then a Catholic fanatic jumped into his carriage and killed the king. So we’re right now standing in Rue de la Ferronnerie and There is a plaque that shows where exactly he was killed So let’s go over and try to find that plaque. We found it. We were actually looking for something small and Suddenly, we looked down and realized we’re standing right in front of that massive huge plaque. So it’s not just like a memory plaque. It’s really the size of the carriage. In the beginning of the French Revolution the French people insisted that the royal family moved to Paris So Louie and his family moved from Versailles into the Palais de Tuileries which doesn’t exist anymore, but the park is exists, but after a failed attempt to flee the country, the whole family was moved into temporal prison and From the temporal prison, he was taken away to the Place de la Conchords to the view I’m currently standing on Place de la Concorde which in 1793 was Place de la Révolution This is the space where the guillotine stood. So we are at the place where on 21st January of 1793 Louis says “so who is the 16th who was executed by the guillotine?” and Because there was so much noise from a lot of drums and people watching the execution, He couldn’t give his last speech. And as you can tell by the cars behind me. The noise is still the same today The building you can see behind me is the Conciergerie It is on Île de la Cité The Conciergerie actually was used as a prison in the revolution. After the family capet, so king and queen, the King, the King’s sister and their children had been imprisoned in the temple and after Louie had been executed, Marie Antoinette was moved and she was moved to the prison Conciergerie. She was constantly watched So even when she was changing into the gown that she would wear for her execution The guards refused to turn around and give her some privacy Her son was taken away from her and She had lost her husband So the conditions were quite ok in the temple Worsened a lot over there If you want to look at the conciergerie, you can still see the prison cells some of them are so small that you can’t stand in them and you can’t lay down on the floor either. She was tried and Convicted as being against the Revolution the morning of her execution She was put into a cart, her husband had been picked up by a coach, but for her it was only an open cart so that she was seen from everybody and They started it from here They went over to Rue Saint-Honeré sent on early and then ended up at Place de la Concorde where the guillotine was waiting We’re standing in the Rue Saint-Honeré and this is where the cart with Marie Antoinette on it passed by The painter Jacques Louie de Beek was sitting in the restaurant right over there. Cafe de la Regence He was watching her go by and she drew a little sketch from this one, which is the last known. The painter Jacques Louie de Beek belonged to a more radical branch of the Revolutionaries who wanted the death of the king and queen and the whole royal family. he was a friend, of [??? pierre?] while shoutout today belong to the Rwanda and She was more moderately revolutionary in their idea the king and queen could be left alive They just weren’t allowed to rule. On the 16th of October 1793 Marie Antoinette arrived here in the open heart when she was walking up the guillotine. She Accidentally stepped on the executioner’s foot. So she said “pardon Monsieur” and apologised for stepping on his foot and those were her last words before being executed. Charlotte Corday came to Paris, tried to meet Jean-Paul Marat. So she went over to his house. She talked him for 15 minutes and then she stabbed a knife into his chest and He died. She wasn’t able to escape the house. So she was arrested and sent to prison. And we’re back on Place de la Concorde. Which was Place de la Revolution and this is where Charlotte Corday also was executed. I hope you liked the video and Please don’t forget to check out the collaboration video on Jasmin’s channel quoi de neuf. Please leave a comment under the video See you next time. Bye.