->''"In the year of Our Lord 1123, King Louis VI Capet of France, known as 'The Fat', waged war against his cousin, Henry I Beauclerc, King of England and Duke of Normandy. Many brave knights fought alongside him. They believed in God and the forces of Evil."''
-->-- '''OpeningNarration'''

''Les Visiteurs'' (''The Visitors'') is a classic [[FrenchFilms French]] FishOutOfTemporalWater comedy film directed by Jean-Marie Poiré and [[WrittenByCastMember written by]] Christian Clavier. It was released in 1993 and starred Creator/JeanReno, Creator/ChristianClavier and Valérie Lemercier. It spawned two sequels.

In the year [[TheHighMiddleAges 1123]], Godefroy the Fearless, a brave and proud French knight, saves the life of his king, Louis VI the Fat. He is rewarded with the title of Count of Montmirail and is given leave to marry Dame Frénégonde, his betrothed. On his way home, he finds and captures a witch to burn her alive. She slips a poison into his drink in retaliation, causing him to hallucinate, and when he sees his betrothed running towards him pursued by her father the Duke of Pouille, he thinks she's being chased by a bear, shooting the Duke dead with his crossbow. The wedding obviously called off, Godefroy consults his father's magician to travel back in time a few days ago to prevent the accidental killing. Unfortunately, the mage screws up with the formula, sending Godefroy and his squire Jacquouille several hundred years into the future instead. The two wake up in [[TheNineties 1993]], and their medieval outlook on life quickly gets them into trouble...

In the 1998 {{sequel}} titled ''Les Visiteurs II: Les Couloirs du Temps'' (''The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time''), Godefroy and Jacquouille are returned to their rightful times just to find out that Jacquouille created a TemporalParadox by stealing the Duke's jewels and letting them in the 20th century, including an important relic. Once again, Godefroy's marriage is at stake, and they have to go "forward" to the 20th century again to fix the paradox.

A second sequel came out in 2016, ''Les Visiteurs: La Révolution'' (''The Visitors: Bastille Day''). It focuses on Godefroy's and Jacquouille's fate in 1793, during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, the era they have been sent to by mistake at the end of ''The Corridors of Time''.

An [[ForeignRemake American-French co-produced remake]] with [[ContinuityReboot no ties to the other films]] came out in 2001, ''Film/JustVisiting'' (''Les Visiteurs en Amérique''), with the same main actors and director, oddly. ''The Revolution'' ignores it.
!!''Les Visiteurs'' provides examples of the following tropes:



* BattleCry: Godefroy has two of them:
** "Que trépasse si je faiblis!" (which roughly translates as "I shall die if I weaken!")
** "Montjoie saint-Denis!", which was a real life battle cry for French knights.
* BearsAreBadNews:
** When Godefroy hallucinates, he thinks Frénégonde's father is a bear chasing her.
** In the sequel, Jacquart bumps into a bear as he's lost in the 12th century woods and countryside.
* BurnTheWitch
** Godefroy is returning home when he hears of a witch living on his lands. He and his men then decide to raid her hideout, and he has this line once the witch is captured and put into a cage:
-->'''Godefroy''': One does not torture a woman on my lands. Burning her at the stake will be enough!
** Jacquart is sentenced to be burnt for carrying "satanic artifacts" (a can of silly string and a moo box) by an inquisitor in the sequel.
* ButtMonkey: Poor Jacquart. His hotel is invaded by smelly MedievalMorons while he's trying to impress important guests, his car gets destroyed, people keep thinking the moronic and smelly Jacquouille is his brother, and he eventually gets sent to a time period full of said smelly medieval people... Things go FromBadToWorse in the sequel, as he is chased by wolves and a bear, gets almost lynched and [[BurnTheWitch burnt alive]], gets locked in a dark dungeon infested with rats and gets tortured by an inquistor who forces him to drink huge quantities of water, which makes him piss endlessly afterwards. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he caught scabies]].
** Jean-Pierre Goulard (Béatrice's dentist husband) doesn't fare much better. First, he's forced to house the aforementioned smelly Medieval Morons into his home (and [[ManBitesMan one of them bites his hand]], for starters). Since the two medieval men are out of touch with the 20th century, they end up wasting his luxury products in one single bath, breaking dishes, scaring the shit out of his kids, causing a water flooding in his house, ruining his car's interior (and shoes) with vomit and overall annoy the shit out of him with their medieval manners (especially when Godefroy gets flirtatious with Béatrice). Once they get to Jacquart's château, he is bitten in the butt by an AngryGuardDog, and ends up lying on a sofa with a woman jabbing his butt with syringes while ''everyone'' passes by. Comes the sequel, he's forced to house Jacquouille ''again'', and [[UpToEleven things only get worse]] from there. Jacquouille gets scared by his TV and throws an object into it, which makes it implode and causes a house fire. Then, in his full moron mode, Jacquouille ruins the firemen's efforts and equipment by ''throwing alcohol'' at the fire and messing around with the firetruck's siren and, worst of all, the fire hose... If a water flooding in his house, his dentist office and his car wasn't enough for poor Jean-Pierre, the woman whose teeth he was treating got caught in Jacquouille's DisasterDominoes and vows to ruin his reputation. [[FromBadToWorse Then he gets sent to Middle Ages]] by mistake, in a sweatsuit and sleepers... The man just never gets a break.
* ChekhovsGun: The duke's jewels. Jacqouille steals them during his wake and hides them in a hollow statue, then recovers them in 1993, unknowingly starting the plot of the second movie.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: ''The Corridors of Time'' ends with Godefroy and Jacquouille stranded in the middle of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, with looming threats of torture and [[OffWithHisHead guillotine]] upon them. The sequel addressing it wouldn't come out until 18 years later.
** And said sequel, ''Bastille Day'', ends with a cliffhanger again, with Godefroy and Jacquouille being stranded in [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, where Jacquouille's descendant [[LesCollaborateurs collaborates]] with ThoseWackyNazis, while Godefroy's descendant is a [[LaResistance resistant]], and the 18th century descendant of Eusaebius is now prisoner of the Germans]].
* CreatorCameo: Director Jean-Maris Poiré appeared at the end of the first film as one of the peasants who mock Jacquart as he has arrived in Middle Ages.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: [[JustifiedTrope Obviously]], from the black postal worker being called a "Saracen" to Jacquouille's refusing to sit at the table like the high-born folks.
** Revolutionary ideals are alien to Godefroy in ''Bastille Day''.
* TheDungAges: Our heroes carry the "traditional" garb of their time (meaning they '''STINK''', by 20th ''and'' 18th century standards), and the first thing Beatrice's dentist husband notices is the horrible state of Jacquouille's teeth.
** Jacquouille is the living embodiment of this trope throughout the franchise.
** Jacquart bumps into smelly medieval villagers in the sequel.
** We find out Jacquouille has a brother in ''The Corridors of Time''. His name? Prosper le Purineur. It translates as "Prosper the Manure Gatherer".
* EpicFlail: Godefroy throws a mace at the postman and Jacquouille uses it to destroy the "devil's carriage" (a postal van).
** Godefroy uses a flail in ''The Corridors of Time'' to hang on a moving car.
* [[EternalEnglish Eternal French]]: Godefroy and Jacquouille don't have much problems communicating in the [=20th=] century.
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: Wholly averted. See TheDungAges entry.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: The two main characters are scared and confused by modern concepts, such as cars, telephone, radio, planes, television (which Jacquouille calls "the troubadours box"), charging into churches bellowing "ASILE!" no longer being an appropriate response to the law... And reversed when two of the modern characters (Jacquart and Jean-Pierre) are sent back in time.
** They associate medieval concepts to modern things they encounter, such as black men being called "Saracens", cars being called "devil-carriages", television being called the "troubadours box", or [[spoiler: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German soldiers]] "hailing from Germania"]].
** The trope is played with a bit of irony in ''Bastille Day''. The medieval man Jacquouille was so accustomed to have cars, electrical light and running water in the 20th century that he's frustrated about their non-existence in the 18th century.
* GetBackToTheFuture: Rather "Get back to the past", technically.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Among other examples, ''baiser'' used to mean "kiss", while in modern French it means, well, "fuck". Also, to mean the act of washing Godefroy uses the word ''lavement'', which means "enema".
** One gag stems from the double meaning of "maîtresse", a transparent cognate of "mistress", both in its somewhat antiquated meaning of "female master" and that of "extra-marital lover". Jacquouille describes Béatrice, who he mistakes for Dame Frénégonde, as his "mistress" to "Dame" Ginette. The latter reacts by calling her a stuck-up "poufiasse" (insult vaguely similar in register to "bitch" or "slag"). Unaware of the word's meaning, Jacquouille takes it for a honorific and proceeds to actually call Godefroy's descendant, "Dame Béatrice la Pouffiasse".
* HistoricalDomainCharacter:
** King Louis VI of France (also known as Louis VI [[TheMagnificent the Fat]]) in the first film.
** UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte shows up at the end of ''The Corridors of Time''.
** Plenty of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolutionMajorFigures figures]] appear in ''Bastille Day'': UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre, Louis Saint-Just, Georges Couthon, Charlotte de Robespierre (sister of Maximilien), Jean-Paul Marat, Joseph Fouché, Collot d'Herbois, Billaud-Varenne and Catherine Théot (aka "The Mother of God").
* IdenticalGrandson: Played by the same actors, obviously.
** Godefroy's descendant Béatrice is the spitting image of his betrothed Frénégonde.
** Jacquouille and Jacquart's uncanny resemblance is regularly commented on in the first two films (everyone thinks Jacquouille is Jacquart's incredibly embarrassing and socially ignorant brother or cousin, no matter how much he denies it).
** Godefroy is at first thought to be the family's long-lost cousin Hubert, [[NoodleIncident a racing driver who presumably died in a race in Borneo]].
** Eusaebius the wizard and his descendant, Ferdinand Eusebe. The only differece is that Eusebe is bedridden and requires an oxygen mask.
** The Duke of Luigny and Nora's second husband in ''The Corridors of Time''.
** Jacquouillet, the Public Accuser and Jacquouille's 18th century descendant at the end of ''The Corridors of Time'' and in ''Bastille Day''.
** Prune, Ginette's 18th century ancestor in ''Bastille Day''.
** [[spoiler: Edmond Jacquart (Jacquouille and Jacquouillet's descendant during World War II) looks like his ancestors (and his son) in ''Bastille Day''.]]
* ImmediateSequel: Both sequels start right where the previous film left off.
* JabbaTableManners: The Duke of Pouille (Frénégonde's father). Justified in that his daughter marrying a count (lower on the totem pole than a duke) causes him to have little to no respect for the wedding.
-->'''The Duke:''' [=*=]burp!*
-->'''Frénégonde:''' Father! You promised you wouldn't belch at the dinner!
-->'''The Duke:''' [=*=]BURP!*
** Jacquouille eats on the ground, because he isn't highborn. He also belches loudly in ''Bastille Day''.
* LingerieScene: King Louis VI the Fat's English mistress lifts her dress to show him her knees, which is big enough a deal for him.
** Also happens with Flore, Gonzague's mistress in ''Bastille Day''.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Where the potion takes you in time is defined by it's ingredients, with one precise preparation corresponding to a precise time. Eusebius forgetting quail eggs in the first movie and Béatrice adding Grand Mariner in the second causes it to fail to take the drinkers where they want to go.
* MagicalIncantation: To send someone who drank the potion back or forward in time, the following words must be pronounced: "Per Horus et per Ra et per Solem Invictus ducere".
* TheMagnificent:
** Godefroy's surname is "le Hardi" (the Fearless).
** Jacquouille's surname is "la Fripouille" (the Scoundrel).
** King Louis VI "the Fat".
* MeanwhileInTheFuture: In ''The Corridors of Time'', there are cuts between Jacquart's scenes as he's stranded in Middle Ages and Jacquouille's antics in the late 20th century.
** ''Bastille Day'' starts in 1124, with the direct consequences of Godefroy's departure in time, then cuts to Godefroy and Jacquouille being stranded in 1793.
* MedievalMorons: Godefroy and Jacquouille destroy a postal van, believing it to be sorcerous. In another scene, they drink from the toilets, not understanding how faucets work. They also waste ''all'' of Beatrice and Jean-Pierre's luxury bath oils and perfumes while taking their bath - fully clothed.
** Jacquouille is this all the way.
** The BurnTheWitch situation Jacquard goes through in the sequel. The inquisitor orders him to be burnt for carrying "sorcery" artifacts because he's afraid by a moo box.
** In 1793, both the bourgeois and nobles think our two protagonists are peasants from very remote rural areas, since nobody in Paris speaks like them 670 years after their era.
* NeatFreak: Jacquart, very much so. It shows in his mannerisms and reactions to Godefroy's and (especially) Jacquouille's smelly presence, and [[TheDungAges it gets even worse]] when he's sent to Middle Ages.
* NervousWreck: Jacquart is one. He's incapable of keeping his cool.
* NouveauRiche: Jacquart is a living embodiment of this trope.
** Jacquouillet and Charlotte Robespierre are this to a lesser extent, in the 18th century.
* OffWithHisHead: The English knight who ambushes the French king and Godefroy at the beginning. The king's sword strike only beheads his armor, as he retracted his head inside the breastplate. He reveals his head, and then Godefroy's strike successfully beheads him. The headless corpse wanders for a few seconds then collapses.
** The second sequel is set during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. The infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillotine guillotine]] naturally shows up.
* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: Of the "Instantaneous" type, via a potion and MagicalIncantation. Time travellers get turned into things that somewhat symbolize them when they disappear from an era: Godefroy turns into crystal (that symbolizes either his heart's pureness or his highborn status), Jacquouille turns into... a pile of dung (either because he's a scoundrel or because he's ThePigPen), and Jean-Pierre turns into golf balls (he loves golf). Jacquart on the other hand turns into a ''small'' pile of dung (probably because he's kind of a jerk).
* PeriodPiece: Whenever scenes happen in the past, be it Middle Ages, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution [[spoiler:or UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
* ProductPlacement: The first film had some obvious ones (Pizza Hut, Polaroid), but ''The Corridors of Time'' is littered with product placement for Intermarché, KFC, several Nestlé products, Pizza Hut again... ''Bastille Day'' being set for the most part in 1793, the trope is ''mostly'' averted, save for a Franck Provost hairspray can Jacqouille brought with him from the 20th century in his coat.
* RunningGag: Jacquouille and Godefroy bump into the same black postman ''twice'' by accident, once in the first film and once in the sequel.
** Jacquouille calls a black man "Saracen" in every film.
* SequelHook / SavedForTheSequel: The fist film ends with Jacquart stranded in Middle Ages and Jacquouille staying in the 20th century. It naturally prompted a sequel.
** ''The Corridors of Time'' ends with Godefroy and Jacquouille stranded in the late 18th century.
** [[spoiler:''Bastille Day'' ends with our two protagonists stranded in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Godefroy wants to travel back in time to prevent the death of his would-be father-in-law. And to retrieve said father-in-law's jewelry in the future in ''The Corridors of Time''.
* SmellyFeet: Since the two protagonists come from TheDungAges and Jacquouille is an egregious case of ThePigPen... The Goulards' babysitter and Batardet correctly guess there's a smelly feet odor when Godefroy and Jacquouille are around, and Jean-Pierre advises the two medieval men to "insist well on the feet" when they have to take a bath.
** Then there's this exchange in ''Bastille Day''.
-->'''Godefroy:''' I never take foot baths.\\
'''Adélaïde:''' What a pity. Sometimes, when you gotta go you gotta go...
** Jacquouille's shoes are stinky enough to poison the air in a whole building in ''Bastille Day''.
* StandardSnippet: Music/FelixMendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E minor" has become this for the films' endings.
* TimeTravelRomance: Jacquouille has one with a homeless woman named Ginette. The duo bumps into her as they steal food from an outdoor restaurant. Jacquouille flees with her as they are chased by the restaurant's owner with a shotgun, and bonds with her.
* TimeyWimeyBall: Because we can see Godefroy and Jacquouille's descendants in the present, a GenreSavvy viewer may believe the whole thing is a StableTimeLoop (granted the "timeline replacement" bit near the end of the movie, is only there to motivate Godefroy)... Except there's the whole infamous ring scene, where the two "Bague du Hardi" from the past and the present fuse together. It makes no logical sense and, even granted "AWizardDidIt", MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext. Apparently, that an only ring could be present in two samples at a time because of TimeTravel was found a logical paradox by the writers, never mind that it only applies to the ring and to nothing else in the film. In short, it's pure VoodooShark.
* TrappedInThePast: "Trapped in the future", technically, for Jacquouille and Godefroy. Jacquart and Jean-Pierre are trapped in Middle Ages in ''The Corridors of Time''.
* VomitDiscretionShot: At one point, Godefroy and Jacquouille get carsick. Jacquouille can't hold it for long and the camera cuts as he throws up. Godefroy gets carsick as well in ''The Corridors of Time''.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The medieval characters' dialogues are full of butchered Old French, with expressions and words that didn't even exist in reality.

[[folder:''Les Visiteurs'']]

* ArrowCam: Godefroy's crossbow shots are filmed this way.
* BawdySong:
-->''[[GroinAttack Et on lui pelera le jonc]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-URl0PmKqyQ comme au bailli du Limousin]]\\
-->''And we'll peel his prick like we did with the bailiff of Limousin\\
* BoomHeadshot: Godefroy kills the Duke of Pouille (Frénégonde's father) by shooting an arrow right into his forehead with a crossbow.
** As Godefroy comes back in time to that very moment at the end of the film, his will deviates the arrow's path and sends it right into the witch's forehead instead.
* CobwebJungle: Eusebius' lab is covered in it in 1993... Save for the neat paper sheet written in marker giving him the coordinates of his descendant.
* CurbStompBattle / SingleStrokeBattle: Godefroy and the King are surrounded by an English knight and his soldiers. Godefroy simply beheads the knight and the soldiers run away.
* DestinationDefenestration: Godefroy tosses the doctor through a window of the priest's house.
* EvilLaugh: The witch of Malcombe cackles evilly as Godefroy is hallucinating.
* ExtendableArms: The witch can magically extend her arms. She does this to reach Godefroy's flask to put her [[MushroomSamba hallucinating poison]] in it while she's locked in a cage.
* FountainOfYouth: The witch gives an old woman a potion she prepared, causing her to turn into her younger (but ugly) self after a [[BodyHorror quite horrific transformation]] sequence.
* GenreShift: The film starts as a medieval epic before shifting to comedy once the characters are sent to the 20th century.
* GoAmongMadPeople: Godefroy is sent to an asylum after being arrested at the priest's house.
* {{Gonk}}: How Godefroy and Jacquouille see the ''medieval'' portrait of Godefroy in the modern castle.
-->'''Jacquouille:''' Pwah, my lord, they gave you a bloated and sickly face!\\
'''Godefroy:''' What, this is ME?! But this is a senile old man!
* GroinAttack: Godefroy grabs Dr. Bauvin by the groin and pins him against a wall.
* IdiotBall: Eusaebius forgot one main of the ingredients (quail eggs) of the potion, sending Godefroy and Jacquouille to the late 20th century instead of sending them a few days back in time.
* InspectorJavert: Maréchal des logis (Gendarmerie sergeant) Gibon, who is persuaded that Godefroy and Jacquouille are either dangerous madmen or thieves trying to rob the Montmirail castle and/or con the Goulard family. He ends up locked in a cage and drugged by Godefroy in the climax.
* ItTastesLikeFeet: According to Jacquouille, the time travel potion "tastes like pig dung" (chicken droppings in French). [[FridgeLogic One can only wonders how does he know what pig dung tastes like]], but Jacquouille being Jacquouille...
* MisterSandmanSequence: When Godefroy and Jacquouille flee in separate directions after the restaurant incident, Godefroy rides on horseback on a road and a truck almost runs over him. He then passes by a train and a jet airliner flies over him. He then shouts "MONTJOIE!", realizing he is lost in the future, before entering a church to seek "asile". The sequence starts with a guitar riff before switching to "Enae Volare".
* MoralGuardian / SourPrude: Valérie Lemercier as Béatrice portrayed this so well that today, many French people's image of what's left of the nobility [[note]]stereotypically [[ChristianityIsCatholic religious]], speaking with an unusual accent and vocabulary, and comically out of touch with contemporary life (whatever the era in which they are depicted), often giving the impression that they, themselves, are also Visiteurs)[[/note]] basically amounts to Dame Béatrice exasperatedly addressing Jacquouille as "Monsieur Ouille". "Couille" is slang for testicle -- one sub translated Jacquouille's name as "Jackass" and had Béatrice calling him "Mr. Kaas", which achieves a similar effect.
** Additionally, for the same reasons, Clavier as Jacquart pretty much embodies the "nouveau riche" archetype[[note]]recent bourgeoisie, typically with working-class backgrounds and distinctly "low-class" mannerisms who tend to marry into cash-strapped nobility for the prestige of the name[[/note]].
* MushroomSamba: The poison the witch of Malcombe puts in Godefroy's flask causes him to hallucinate. In his hallucinations, his castle inflates and wobbles, Jacquouille has a rodent head and the monk accompanying them has a pig head. Most tragically, he sees the Duke of Pouille as a bear chasing his betrothed...
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: When first going to the castle, a large ring on Godfroy's finger begins smoking and shaking, as does its temporally stable version in a display case in the castle. As they get closer, the two rings burst free and fly off towards each other, colliding in midair and setting fire on Jacquart's Range Rover.
* NightmareFuel: InUniverse, the appearance of the rot-toothed hobo-lookalike heroes sends the Goulard children screaming.
* OldTimeyAnkleTaboo: In a medieval version of this trope, King Louis VI the Fat considers his mistress lifting her dress past her ankles to be incredibly risqué.
* ScaryBlackMan: InUniverse for Jacquouille. The first 20th century person Jacquouille and Godefroy meet is a black postman who had to stop his postal van as Jacquouille was kneeling on the road to sniff it. Jacquouille runs back at Godefroy in fear as soon as he sees the postman, thinking the man is a Saracen in a "Devil-carriage", and they come back at him, scare him away and start destroying his van.
* SeekingSanctuary: At one point in the 20th century, Godefroy enters a church, kneels and invokes his asile right to the priest.
* ShoutOut: Numerous stylistic references to ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', right down to the music, which is essentially a [[MusicalPastiche blatant pastiche]]. Lampshaded by Dame Ginette rambling about "that tall good-looking guy who rides horses like [[Creator/KevinCostner Kewin Costère]] !"
** BilingualBonus to the extent that the group Music/{{Era}} who provided much of the soundtrack specialized in OminousLatinChanting... despite ''not actually singing in Latin'' but in Latinish-sounding gibberish: the lyrics were ''meant'' to have no definite meaning. In this sense it's a bit of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of the obligatory OminousLatinChanting in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''.
* SkullCups: The old woman at the witch of Malcombe's hideout drinks the youth potion in a cup that is made of a skull.
* {{Tagline}}: The film has this one: "Ils ne sont pas nés d'hier!" ("They were not born from yesterday!").
* WickedWitch: The witch of Malcombe.
* WouldHitAGirl: The English duke, who backhands his treacherous niece while wearing steel gauntlets and shoots her chaperone at point-blank range with a crossbow.
** Godefroy punches Ginette at one point.

[[folder:''Les Visiteurs II: Les Couloirs du Temps'']]

* AgonyOfTheFeet: Jacquouille lets the hot iron he used against Friar Ponce and his men fall on Friar Raoul's foot, with the expected result.
* AnachronismStew: In the film, the Burgundians are in conflict with the king of France, whereas Godefroy is faithful to him. The medieval part of the film is set in 1123 in the reign of Louis VI the Fat. In 1123, the Duke of Burgundy was Hugh II, who was faithful to the king of France (he fought with him against the king of England) and was nicknamed "the Pacifist", because he did not like conflicts. There was a conflict between the kings of France and the dukes of Burgundy, but it was much later (after 1407, when the Duke of Orleans was killed by the Duke of Burgundy John the Fearless).
* CorruptChurch: Friar Ponce, the inquisitor. He wants to incriminate Godefroy based on what he made up from Jacquard's torture, presumably to confiscate his lands.
* {{Flanderization}}: Jacquouille's [[MedievalMorons Medieval Moron]] antics get [[UpToEleven more numerous]] this time, causing genuine DisasterDominoes, and he shouts "OKAY!" more often.
* DisasterDominoes: Jacquouille at the Goulard's home. Ends up with a house fire, floodings, poor Jean-Pierre's reputation at stake and pissed off firemen.
* GargleBlaster: Jacquouille carries one with him. It's "for warriors" according to him, and he can drink it with no notable effect. He generously offers a swig to a mechanic, who promptly runs outside to throw up after tasting it.
* GolfClubbing: Jean-Pierre uses his golf club to knock a Burgundian knight down.
* LostWeddingRing: Lost fertility relic actually. Godefroy has to go back to the 20th century to retrieve the relic of Sainte Rolande (a big tooth in a golden case) to ensure that his marriage will produce heirs. It's going to be a very bad omen if he marries Frénégonde without it.
* MadeOfExplodium: The Goulards' TV. When Jacquouille throws an object into it, it implodes and causes a house fire.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero / HeroBall: Béatrice gets the time travel potion from Ferdinand Eusebe (the descendant of Eusaebius) to send Jacquouille and Godefroy back in time. Unfortunately, the potion tastes like shit and Jacquouille spits it as soon as he tastes it. To make it more drinkable for him, and since there is no milk chocolate around, Beatrice mixes it with alcohol. As a result, Godefroy and Jacquouille are sent back... to the late 18th century, during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution.
* PresentDayPast: Despite taking place [[ImmediateSequel right after the first film]] (which is set in 1992 as evidenced by a wall calendar at the church) it features plenty of mid and late 1990s cars.
* SeriesContinuityError: Besides the PresentDayPast cars mentioned above, the 1992 Renault Safrane from the original (the one with a hole in the roof from Godefroy's burning ring) inexplicably morphs into a 1997 Volkswagen Passat.
* StorybookOpening: During the OpeningNarration, which sums up the previous film, a medieval book opens.

[[folder:''Les Visiteurs: La Révolution'']]

* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: The film's opening sequence, with Godefroy and Jacquouille leaving a castle and being ambushed by bandits in the woods, is dreamt by one of Godefroy's soldiers in 1124, one year after Godefroy has disappeared.]]
* BrickJoke: Jacquouille is never heard shouting his trademark "OKAY" [[spoiler: until the end in 1943, when he hears a resistant pronouncing it inside the truck.]]
** In ''Les Visiteurs'', in 1993, Godefroy asks Jacques-Henri Jacquart why he changed his family name from "Jacquouille" to "Jacquart", which is left unanswered (probably because it happened too long ago). In ''Bastille Day'', at one point in 1793, Jacquouillet wants to change his name because it would sound too ridiculous at the Convention. Godefroy is present when this happens, and suggests the name "Jacquart", which is adopted, thus [[BeenThereShapedHistory causing himself the change]] he was puzzled at in the first film.
** In ''Les Visiteurs'', Godefroy commented how the lack of defenses on the castle (which has been demolished and rebuilt in the 18th century) will make it easy to invade for the Wisigoths. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Bastille Day'', the castle is occupied by Germans during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: The film was made 15 years after the [[Film/JustVisiting 2001 remake]] and ignores it. It is a genuine sequel to ''The Corridors of Time''.
* ContinuityNod: In the first film, Béatrice mentions Gonzague de Montmirail, a descendant of Godefroy who lived during the French Revolution and embraced its ideals. We meet him in ''Bastille Day''. [[spoiler:Godefroy, before leaving this period, even warns Gonzague that he is going to be beheaded on Robespierre's orders in a few days/hours, which Béatrice told him, and orders him to ensure the Montmirail bloodline doesn't go extinct with him.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: While still comedic, ''The Revolution'' is set during quite dark times of French history, namely the ReignOfTerror [[spoiler:and the German Occupation during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
* LaterInstallmentWeirdness:
** The film starts with a ''Franchise/StarWars''-like OpeningScroll that recaps the previous films.
** Jacquouille pronounces curse words he was never seen using in the first two films, or words that he was very unlikely to have learned in the 1990s, like "Putain" ("Bloody") or "On est niqués!" ("We're fucked!"). He also never pronounces his trademark "OKAY" [[spoiler: until the end.]]
** Ganelon and Enguerrand le Balafré ("the Scarred") are not seen in the 1124 segment, while they were introduced in ''Les Visiteurs'' as Godefroy's most trusted men of arms, and thus would have been the most likely to [[spoiler:dream the film's opening sequence and seek for Godefroy.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: A lot of characters are introduced in ''Bastille Day'', way more than in the first films.
* RaceAgainstTheClock: Godefroy and Jacquouille must return to their time as fast as possible, otherwise they will die from the tumors that grow on them and old age.
* RapidAging: One of the unfortunate effects of too much travels in time. Godefroy and Jacquouille age "ten weeks per day" (according to Norah) and tumors grow in Jacquouille's throat and Godefroy's nose.[[note]]''The Revolution'' came out 18 years after ''The Corridors of Time'' and the actors have aged visibly, hence why this trope is used.[[/note]]
* ReignOfTerror: Our protagonists are caught in the anti-nobles turmoils of that time.
* RightfulKingReturns: Godefroy initially has the idea to reestablish the Dauphin of France on the throne after King Louis XVI's beheading, before giving up in order to seek a way to return to his era.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Godefroy saves his bloodline by convincing his descendant to have children before he is executed.
* TimeTravelEscape: In the climax, Godefroy and Jacquouille end up with both revolutionary soldiers on their trail and tumors growing rapidly in their face. They seek out the apothicary named Eusèbe (Eusaebius' 18th century descendant) and travel in time with him seconds before the soldiers reach Eusèbe's hut.
* VorpalPillow: With no intention to kill. At one point, Jacquouille finds himself unable to sleep because someone is snoring loudly. He finds out it's Adélaïde, and tries to silence her with a pillow. He ends up waking her up and causing much drama, as everyone thinks he was trying to suffocate her.