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Place de la Bastille

Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: Inline skating
Description: This public square is situated around the remains of the famous Bastille prison.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for a birthday drink and wanted the special which was a milk shake. What, I here you say, that's not exactly a birthday celebration drink. Well it was as expensive as Champaign, so my partner kept pointing out, but the best milk shake on the planet, every ingredient fresh, I had a strawberry shake that was my chosen... More

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Toronto, Canada
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137 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was ground zero for our Marais walk. The square is a great place to start just make sure you're pointed in the right diresting. It's easy to go the wrong way on the round a bout.

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644 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having studied French history i find this place a disappointment. This was the location for the historically important Bastille prison which was destroyed and there is just a monument. I expected something a bit more monumental.

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Paris, France
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766 reviews 766 reviews
418 attraction reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is really a large round about where a significant amount of traffic flows through making it extremely busy. Not really a place to relax with the noise and traffic but a place to get your bearings.

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Cool piece of history to see if you're in the area but not really a destination. The street encircles the "obelisk" much like the L'Arc de Triomphe but to my knowledge and what I witnessed there wasn't anyway to get to it except to cross the busy street, not necessarily a good idea. Not really a go to spot although... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The historically significant Bastille prison was destroyed so now there is just a monument in its place.

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Cairo, Egypt
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hello, This place is good for the diversity of restaurants and cuisines from Italian, french, american to Asian. There is also plenty of night clubs in the small streets beside the place. in front of the place you can find a big theater for big events and plays, I guess everyone can enjoy there.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's a shame the Bastille is no longer there because the monument in it's place is instantly forgettable and not worth visiting. The area itself is busy and functional so it's not even worth visiting for the surrounding architecture. Ah well, at least it's ticked off the "to do" list.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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301 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a very noisy square, since there is a huge roundabout that encompasses the monument of Liberty in the center. The monument itself is rather impressive but I think that it is unfair for it to be placed within such a noisy square. The modern Opera of Paris is situated on the eastern side of Place de la Bastille.... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If renting an apartment, this 'marche' is the perfect place to pick up fresh fruits, veggies, you name it... Go around 8am. Souvenirs for tourists as well.

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