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Address: Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 2 62 86 46 21
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2016
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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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Lille, France
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Nice area for a walk, close by to it I remember there being a street market, very nice to grab a bite of to buy some souvenirs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This is very close to the Opera. The original location of the Bastille prison which was destroyed during the French Revolution. Beautiful gold statue on top. Not worth a special trip, but in the area snap a pic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was nice because it had a market around with street performers but it is just a statue so it doesn't take very long to see it and continue on.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Currently you can only walk on by and look up at the statue. It is in a nicer square where there are food market, or craft market on different days.

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