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This public square is situated around the remains of the famous Bastille prison.
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Paris, France
Bastille / Oberkampf
+33 2 62 86 46 21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to go out in Paris, Place de la Bastille is the perfect spot. Place de la Bastille is in the direct center of a series of streets booming with nightlife. Past 10:30 pm, you can walk in any...More

Thank Deia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nit much to see just the monument in the Middle of the place. Sure a historical site but not for tourists lots of trafficking around the place and very noisy!

Thank flipflop525
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I personally tick this place as one of my top visit when in France. Nothing fancy and elaborate decor that one can compare with other monuments in Paris. It’s the history. This is the place where it all began..the French Revolution. The guillotine. Mary Antoinette...and...More

Thank cmor8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place de la Bastille is the former location of the notorious prison which was famously stormed and destroyed in the French Revolution, and today the outline of the prison is marked out on the pavement. Also in the Place is the Colonne de Juillet, a...More

Thank annychalderon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just passed by this square nothing very spacial in compare with other places. But if you was passing from it , it was not bad.

Thank sedigheh_kh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you come here looking for the Bastille, you will not find it. However, if you look carefully on the ground, you will see the brick outline of where it used to stand (hint: it is NOT in the roundabout). There is an impressive monument...More

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive because of its history, but today it’s an area with heavy traffic and not much to see. Close to nice shopping if you continue Bd Beaumarchais

Thank Emma N
Reviewed September 5, 2018

You have to look beyond the traffic buzz as there is a lot of that. Lots of busy avenues come together here. And you have to look beyond the new opera house that is jammed into its small footprint. Then you will find lots of...More

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

It was my first time visiting this area in Paris, it’s the Bastille, where was the famous terrifying prison which we read about in history and stories before, but in the recent history they destroyed it all, and built all the residential buildings which you...More

1  Thank yasminjordan
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is where the French Revolution began. Right now it is just a column in the center of a intersection. If you are interested in the French Revolution then this is a must see.

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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made
for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming
bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s
at night this area really comes to life. Students and
young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille
and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock
to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait
for coveted tickets during the day. Towards
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