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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 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 8 September 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 22 August 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
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A monument with swirling traffic, nevertheless it is the site of the notorious prison which was part to the French Revolution.Worth a glance.

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A piece of history and continues to be the center of life in this area of Paris. Visitors from all over the world rest their sore feet by sitting on the base of this monument and watch passerbys. The youth of Paris meet friends and...More

Thank Lili P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

There are many cheap hotels in the area, and this has the metro here that goes in the heart of the city. Plenty of Cafe's nearby. Also Bastille Market is available Thursday and Sunday

Thank Ducknzzz
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were arriving on Bastille Day in Paris while the President of the US was leaving. We were able to see the place where the Bastille stood as we traveled between the train station and our hotel. When we arrived at our hotel we could...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The Place de la Bastille contains a large statue, which is fine to look at, plus a market at one end and the opera house at the other. It’s not a place to specifically go to visit, but nice to pass through on your way...More

Thank Dom T
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets
that beg to be explored. It bursts with small
boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional
restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner,
you'll come across little gems of architecture
spanning the centuries, from understated medieval
towers to classical libraries and 17th century
splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of
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