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Place de la Bastille

Address: Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Ranked #307 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Inline skating
Owner description: This public square is situated around the remains of the famous...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Inline skating
Owner description: This public square is situated around the remains of the famous Bastille prison.
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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355 reviews 355 reviews
88 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Bastille itself no longer exists. In its place is a monument, which is very pretty, a traffic circle and an interesting neighborhood. Probably the most intriguing part of the neighborhood is the juxtaposition of the extremely modern opera house across from the older buildings. If not for the monument, it seems like just another neighborhood in a city full... More 

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Paris, France
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The zones around Bastille square have small, cosy bars and pubs that can certainly make your Friday or Saturday night worth. There are also great ethnic restaurants around Rue de Charonne that are unmissable - wander freely and you will be surprised.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It is what it is, a huge monument in the middle of the road, but worth a look given the history. Also if you go down onto the river which is very close by there is a lovely stroll past boats and through a cute little garden with a toy windmill, towards the Natural History Museum site which is a... More 

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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

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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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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United Kingdom
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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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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