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Address: Paris, France
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Description: This public square is situated around the remains of the famous Bastille...
This public square is situated around the remains of the famous Bastille prison.
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This is probably not the biggest site to visit in Paris, but it has its history and its well worth some time to visit and see.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is probably not the biggest site to visit in Paris, but it has its history and its well worth some time to visit and see.

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Cahors, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A place full of history with the new Opera House nearby. A short walk from ile St Louis and the place des vosges - must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can see this monument from the top of the tourist bus if you are short on time. Paris traffic is a real holdup. The hop on/off goes right around monument as its gets to the next stop

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Another good point to be able to locate where you are on your map, in relation to your hotel, favorite restaurant, or to learn more about this country's history.

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Elmira, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was down the street from our hotel so we passed thru it everyday. Not to much too see, the Bastille is no longer there but there is the Place with the fountain in the center other than that not much to see. Too bad because it was a notorious place.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It probably looked much better when the old prison was still standing but they tore it down. Then the post-modernists moved in and ruined the place completely.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Bastille is a little meh because of its name. The significance of what happened here cannot be understated, however there is absolutely nothing left standing of the events that happened on the 14th of July of 1789. The square itself is nice, and there is a big cluster of bars and restaurants on the northeast corner that are very... More 

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Utica, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Bastille was destroyed after the Revolution and never rebuilt. So if you're looking for remnants of the Bastille here, virtually nothing. There is the beautiful Opera and it's a really big square if you like looking at automobiles moving through Paris. And the neighborhood is equal to many in Paris... one of the city's joys. But unless you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Make sure to visit the surrounding areas with great small restaurants and cafes. I also like the shops in this part of the town where you can find a lot of small things to decorate your home or office. I have never been inside the opera, that's for the next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I so enjoyed my visit here. I rated it 4 stars only because of the expense of getting inside, including travel there. Centuries of history and stunningly beautiful. Do not miss this if you visit Paris!

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Address: Address: Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais

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