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This public square is situated around the remains of the famous...

This public square is situated around the remains of the famous Bastille prison.

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Nous voulons la Bastille

The monument stands for the demolition of the Bastille. While walking there I feel the sounds of the crowds rattling: Nous voulons la Bastille. If one walks around without a sense... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Windsor, Canada

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The monument stands for the demolition of the Bastille. While walking there I feel the sounds of the crowds rattling: Nous voulons la Bastille. If one walks around without a sense of history it wont be as nice as with some reading beforehand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing the number of pompous little twits walking through this area talking about the monument to the destruction of the Bastille. The monument clearly says 27-28-29 July 1830, a reference to the July Revolution which marked the overthrow of the Bourbons, following their restoration by the British and Prussians. Beautiful in the sunshine, and a great market.

Thank Dave S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history, but is a little lost in the modern city. Many things to see and do in the area. It's on the route of most tourist travel.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original Bastille Prison stood here until it was destroyed during the French Revolution in 1789-1790 on July 14th. There is now a monumental column called the Juliette Column standing in the centre of the square to remember the event. Bastille Day is celebrated on 14 July each year in France.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you could ever want in an open air produce market! This market runs every Thursday and Sunday and offers the freshest food around.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place de la bastille, has a monument commemorating the fall of the bastille and the beginning of the French revolution. Interesting to see for those Francophiles that enjoy French history.

Thank Tammy U
Almunecar, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place de la Bastille is a hub of activity with the newish opera house providing yet another reason to visit it. There are a number of fairly reasonable hotels just of the circle and transportation to anywhere in Paris is readily available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Many streets come together at this historic point…the monument in the center is huge (tall) and memorable. Cafes surround the Place, and there is the modern opera house to look across at. Once here, take the time to walk a few blocks to the Place des Vosges, a beautiful and historic/very old square with galleries, shops, cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a nice neighborhood, with both busy main streets and smaller, cobblestone streets....lined with boulangeries, restaurants, stores and more. Market open Sundays & Thursdays, right across from the metro stop. Love the tiny street I found in the picture below. Lots of things to discover here.

Thank Jared D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It's a very big and crowded place, and it is the conjunction with many different and important rue. For sure I would recommend it to visit, and have some lunch or dinner nearby. There are some excellent restaurants ...

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