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Place de la Bastille

Paris, France
+33 2 62 86 46 21
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This public square is situated around the remains of the famous Bastille prison.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is lots of atmosphere here at night, and it was certainly the case when we visited last night. The place gets quite busy, has a real outgoing pub / cafe style vibe, with lots of lights from local businesses and shops. It’s the place...More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty impressive monument in the center of a giant round-about. The Bastille prison is long gone but this monument is a reminder of the atrocities that once were committed there. The area is now surrounded by bars and restaurants.

Thank Jef N
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Like the books say, the most anticipated place to visit that no longer is there. Certainly the case with this location. Just really nothing to see - located on a busy intersection would be something that I would not recommend to anyone that is visiting...More

Thank pappy216
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

In the centre of the square you'll see the famous Spirit of Freedom monument (Genie de la Liberte) which commemorates the revolution of 1830. Originally the square was occupied by the Bastille Prison. Nowadays the square plays an important role as the variety of cultural...More

Thank MonikafromSurrey
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Place de la Bastille really took me by surprise: it is another part of Paris which is just humming with human activity, Bars, restaurants, shops, views of the boats moored on the river, political demonstrations, riverside walks and a fantastic Saturday antiques market which just...More

Thank maltese632017
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Several times during my visit of Paris, I passed by this attraction while riding bus # 69 going to the directions of the Parc du Champ de Mars. It is located in a very busy circle where motor vehicles are coming from various directions. Located...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Place de la Bastile is just a monument standind in the middle of the plaza. There are no remnants of the the Bastile that we know of from history. Across the street is the new Opera House. This very modern. One of the more uncomfortable...More

Thank berniez34372
Reviewed September 22, 2017

A beautiful tall monument is erected on the place the actual fortress and later the state prison used to be. Since the original building of 14th century was destroyed, the column symbolize the historical place and events linked to it. It is located in the...More

Thank EdaF26
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I visited this place by walk from Gare de Lyon. place has lots of history and people like to sit at the nearby. Although traffic was quite huge, surround was beautiful.

Thank Mikko H
Reviewed August 22, 2017

This is one of a number of centrally located squares in Paris from when you can take the metro but it's also right by some really special places to visit such as the Marais, place des Vogues or la couree verte

Thank Eor O
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restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner,
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