On the trail of the Ambassadors in Solothurn
Solothurn is also called the city of ambassadors and was the residence city of the French kings: How did the French Ambassadors live in Solothurn and what did the direct connection to Versaille mean? The ambassador, dressed in baroque style as in those days, will initiate you into the secrets of the baroque French way of life. A narrator will also accompany you on the tour and will talk to you from the sewing box. Why was Solothurn chosen as the location for the French ambassadors 300 years ago? And how were mercenaries lured to France to fight for the kings of France?
The city basked in the splendour of political and cultural events and by the prominent visitors. As a leading social class, the solar patricianism attracted abundant financial and cultural benefits. The townscape and the numerous patrician summer houses in the surrounding area still bear witness to this today. The envoys brought French lifestyle and French art to the city. Louis XIV paid for the construction of the façade of the Jesuit church and donated the high altarpiece in the Franciscan church.
Locations of the Ambassadeur
For almost 300 years, France has influenced and shaped the city and left many traces. Accompany the ambassador "Son Excellence en personne" to places where he lived and worked. On this tour you will visit places that were important to the Ambassadeur.
Immerse yourself in past times to understand yesterday and today.
Dinner or aperitif after the tour
Would you like to complement the city tour with a meal? On request we will send you great restaurant ideas for a culinary conclusion. The city tour is also suitable as a conclusion after a seminar. We would also be happy to organise the seminar room for you. Please ask us for details.
Size of group
1 to 25 people
all year round
|incl. 7.7% VAT|
|1.5 - 2 hours||430.00||flat-rate|
Included in the price
|-||City tour with local guide|
|-||outward and return journey|