The flight to Varennes

The flight to Varennes was the royal family’s failed attempt to escape Paris in June 1791. Appalled by the growing radicalism of the revolution, particularly its anti-clericalism, Louis XVI agreed to abscond from the city. The plan, hatched by Count Axel von Fersen and supported by Marie Antoinette, was to travel by coach to Montmedy, … Continue reading The flight to Varennes