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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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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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much left to see, of course, but the historic feel you get there is really nice and definitely deserves your attention. You could combine it with your visit to the Marais as the metro station is large and will get you from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very cool to see the location of the former Bastille but was difficult to get to close to it.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We are visiting Paris almost every year since 2011 and we always try to see this amazing place and still one of our favorites.

Thank Jun J
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Thank Carl J
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Thank Coastman3
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

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

Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

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 18 May 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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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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