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Place de la Bastille

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Address: Paris, France
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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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Beautiful Square

Came here on a tour. This square is always very beautiful and it has a lot of history. It is a must place for tourists.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Memory place of the Revolution in Paris; There was in the past a large fortress, constructed by Charles V , and later on it was a prison of the state; mysterious people were prisoners, also Fouquet, Cagliostro; The fortress burst or explod at first on the 14 juillet 1789 when million of furious Parisians walked for the revolution; Place Bastille... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a tour. This square is always very beautiful and it has a lot of history. It is a must place for tourists.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

It's nothing spectacular without the history. Read wiki before you visit. Located close to the metro. The place however has a lot of eateries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Nearby the last remain of the Bastille is the place de la Bastille. This used to be a huge prison, now it is just a memory from the past. This square has a high pillar with a golden statue on the top. It is quite attractive to my taste. It is called “La colonne de Juillet (The July Column), named... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

If you're just passing by, it's nice to know that it is the place where the Bastille once stood. It's a huge square, but after all it's just a roundabout and there is nothing there to see. It's never worth to take a trip to get here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

A great palace that you have to see. The history of France is hidden within these walls and paintings. Don't miss to walk around the amazing gardens!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Although the place has a lot of history, only a tower is there to remind one of the history of France, surrounding area has lots of cafes & shops. Visit if you are interested in history, not a must in Paris.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

So, the Bastille is gone but this area is one of the most "local" in the city. Nearby you have Gare Lyon Train Station, and the start of the Promenade de Plantee (think of the High Line in NYC - but better). You are nearby the Marais and starting at this point to enter some outer arrondismonds. I wouldn't want... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Very busy area, perfect if you are looking for the hustle and bustle of Paris. Countless cafes and shops in and around the surrounding streets. Unfortunately for us the monument was undergoing repair work at the times of our visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Well if you dont know this monument stands in infamy. From my recent review of Paris attractions you would have discovered we visited many of these places? But this one stands all by its own, infact one can feel the blood still seeping into the cobble as the imagination still hears the cheers and screams of the royals being decapitated... More 

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