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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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  • Poor8%
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Paris, France
Bastille / Oberkampf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 9 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.

Thank tinaNtravel
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Reviewed 19 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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Reviewed 16 May 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.

Thank mjc404
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Reviewed 14 May 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 28 April 2018

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

Thank Selina1988
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Reviewed 28 April 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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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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