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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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Paris, France
Bastille / Oberkampf
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there was not a great deal to see here but the mero stationto the lines we needed.Nearby are some great galleries

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely busy with cars and trucks bussing around the roundabout. Still the statue in the middle stands above all and is beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Place de la Bastille is a very busy square with history. This square was named after the Bastille fortress and prison, which was destroyed after the French Revolution. In the middle of the square there is a monument July Column and now it is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tall green statue with a gold Mercury on top. It is not worth the extra trip, given all the other statues in Paris, but if you are there, it is certainly worth a few pictures.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

About 650 years ago the first building was started-- as a part of Paris' defences. This was added to, and in the 18th century it became a much feared prison. In the late 18th century it was destroyed during an uprising by the populace/the French...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is a large, impressive square which is extremely busy as a major road junction. A tall column celebrates those who died in the 19c revolutions with individual names inscribed on the column. We found it to be a very exciting place.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This square reeks of old Paris history and was the site of the start of the French revolution in 1789 on July 14. The French still celebrate Bastille Day each July 14. Now there is a large column (171 feet high) with an Angel of...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We just found this place by accident. That's the beauty of Paris, around every corner is something to see.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

This site was on a Rick Steve’s recommended walk through the Marsais. Since I am spending two weeks in Paris I added this to my list of things to do. If I did not have so much time this would not be on my list....More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Originally the Bastile was a fortress built by Charles V to defend the city, soon after it became a jail for political prisoners. This was the scene of the storming of the Bastille on 14th July 1789 and the start of the French revolution against...More

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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
...More
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