ParisAppTours: Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris by Time Traveler Tours, LLC (iPhone)
Released: Jul 26, 2011
Version: 1.0.5
Size: 180 MB
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ParisAppTours: Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris

Time Traveler Tours, LLC
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL TOP 10 2011 APP! TEACHERS WITH APPS TOP 10 2011 TRIED & TRUE CLASSROOM APP! WYSE TOP 10 2012 ED'L TRAVEL APP! History through story and games, in the palm of your hand.

Time-travel on your iPhone or iPod Touch to the heart of the French Revolution with murderess, Charlotte Corday, on this unforgettable historical treasure hunt from Paris’ Palais Royal to the antechamber of the guillotine, the Conciergerie Prison.

Find out why Charlotte, a 24-year-old convent-school girl, stabbed a revolutionary leader while he soaked in the bath. What happened to her? Her king? Her queen? Her country? Her Revolution?

Created for youth and the young at heart, Time Traveler Tours StoryApp iTineraries combine the traditional power of storytelling with the latest in mobile technology to bring the world’s most popular destinations to life. Developed expressly for mobile format, they are the next generation of travel guide for a new generation of traveler!

In addition to Charlotte’s compelling audio narration, Beware Madame la Guillotine also features:
•Travel Tips
•Text-read Options
•Dedicated Maps
•Map Challenges
•Trivia Challenges
•Optional “More Info” Historical Explanations
•And more than Two Dozen Treasure Hunts!

★ Track Charlotte as she traverses Paris in pursuit of her victim, passing through the following points of interest:
✓ Palais Royal
✓ Louvre Courtyards
✓ Seine River
✓ Pont des Arts
✓ Café Procope
✓ Place St. Michel
✓ Palais de Justice
✓ Conciergerie

★Discover the birthplace of the French Revolution and locate where Charlotte bought the knife she used to kill Jean-Paul Marat.

★ Dine where Marat and his Revolutionary cronies once dined. Recharge your batteries where they discussed such then-novel ideas as individual human rights.

★ Visit Charlotte in her prison on the day of her death. Witness the conditions of her incarceration as well as those of Queen Marie-Antoinette.

Beware Madame la Guillotine offers adults, youth, families and school groups -- whether residents or visitors to Paris, alike -- a vivid and engaging way to explore and really get to know the museums, monuments, parks, boulevards, cafés and other locations of relevance to the French Revolution.


School Library Journal’s Touch and Go:
Drama of historical proportions, an awesome guide, and games and challenges, what more could a teen on vacation ask for?

Kirkus Reviews:
The City of Lights was once made bright by the flash of a revolution’s guillotine, and this app provides a glimpse into one of Paris' pivotal backstories…la Révolution through the eyes of one if its key players, satisfying both historian and eager tourist.


"Superbly entertaining day tour of Paris--history, architecture, food, and murder. Perhaps some shopping,too. Easy to follow maps, great graphics, clear audio. Definitely 5 stars."

"This unique approach makes history come alive! Way cool...way informative."

"This is such a fun way to see and learn about the city! Really Great! Thanks!"

"As an artist and teacher, I love the great visuals of this app. As a history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed the captivating narrative of “Charlotte”. The tips for getting around and along in Paris are also very helpful."

"What a fantastic idea...Paris has so many stories that could come alive this way. And what fun for kids too."

"Excellent idea, excellent product. Can’t wait for more of these apps."

Developer Recommendations:
• Read through all Time Traveler Tips before you start the tour.
• Listen to the Introduction before you set off for the day.
• Make certain your device is fully charged.

Download Beware Madame la Guillotine:
1) Direct to device via Wifi connection with your cellular network disabled (i.e., set to Airplane Mode); or
2) Direct to your home computer today!

What's new in version 1.0.5
Minor maintenance update.
Our verdict: Great!
  • + ParisAppTours: Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $7.99.
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