The Colonne de Juillet (July Column) is located in the middle of a roundabout at the Place de la Bastille, the former location of the famed Bastille Prison. The column was built between 1835-1840 and is just over 50 meters tall.
You can see the a gilded figure known as the 'Genius of Liberty' topping the column. Otherwise, it is not a particularly decorative attraction. However, it does have important historical relevance as it serves to commemorate the Revolution of 1830 and to act as a memorial to those who died, many violently, during the Three Glorious Days (27-29 July 1830) which led to the fall of King Charles X of France.
Overall, a memorial that will likely be of interest to those with a keen interest in French history. To others, might be best to have a quick look if you happen to be in this area of The Marais district during your time in Paris.
Note: Traffic is quite busy around the column but you can see nice views of the structure and the 'Genius of Liberty' from a slight distance away from the traffic.
The attraction is easily accessible from the Bastille Metro station and is nearby to the L'Opéra Bastille and Marché Bastille (Bastille Market), which many consider to be one of Paris' best open-air marketplaces.
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