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Place de la Bastille

Bastille, Paris
  • Douce F.
    "Nowadays, 'Bastille' is one of the most active nightlife places..."(17 Tips)
    Lydia B.
    "Perfect for a night out, don't forget to have a look at the opera!"(4 Tips)
    Kate D.
    "Well known for being the start of the French Revolution"(2 Tips)
    francois V.
    "... on sundays as well as Lappe & the Opera"(2 Tips)
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  • Kate D.
    Kate DavisOctober 16, 2014
    Well known for being the start of the French Revolution, it now holds the July Column in the centre of the square, as well as other cafes, theatres and operas around the square. Read more
  • Stephanie D.
    Great for waking around during the day or night. There are many shops and places to dine. Explore at any time of the day. It's very quiet in the morning, and lively at night.
  • Douce F.
    Douce FranceNovember 27, 2013
    Nowadays, 'Bastille' is one of the most active nightlife places in Paris, with lots of bars, restaurants and night clubs, as well as an incredible offer of original furniture made by French artisans
  • Jen F.
    Jen FranAugust 3, 2013
    Pick up some take out food from McDonald's, the "Kiosque" or the sushi place, then go sit on the steps of the Opera house while you eat, & watch the world go by! Lots of locals do it!
  • francois V.
    francois ValletApril 13, 2014
    The 'Bastille' fortress was the largest one defending Paris in the east. It fell on Bastille day, July 4th, 1789. Do pay a visit to the Richard-Lenoir markets on sundays as well as Lappe & the Opera
  • Ilia K.
    Ilia KorguzalovJuly 24, 2015
    The augmented reality app the fortress of Bastille let you see the Bastille with your own eyes! You,ll see a full-range artful 3D reconstruction right on Place de la Bastille!!!
  • Ellie Elliza
    Ellie EllizaJuly 21, 2013
    There's a Flea Market every Thursday & Sunday selling all sorts of stuff ranging from Wet Market, Accessories, Clothing's, Silk Scarfs, Kids Toys etc..Seasonal fruits are cheap & GOOD!!!:)
  • Douce F.
    Douce FranceNovember 27, 2013
    Back in 1789, this place was occupied by a huge castle, which was a fortified prison dating back centuries and defending Paris in the east. Is was also a symbol of the king's power. D day was14th July
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatMarch 29, 2012
    This market, which is also called the Richard Lenoir Marche, is a great place to buy anything from fruit to fresh pasta to cheeses. Be prepared though, the place can get packed!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BenApril 30, 2013
    The Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris, where the Bastille prison stood until the 'Storming of the Bastille' and its subsequent physical destruction between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 28, 2015
    Always feeling lively and warm there. Perfect for a night out, don't forget to have a look at the opera!
  • Gabriel L.
    Gabriel LovatoAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The location of the Bastille fortress was not at the center of the current Place, but a little to the west. Its shape is marked with stones of a lighter color on the ground near Rue Saint Antoine.
  • Ieva A.
    A very trendy and popular place to go out in Paris. Streets full of bars and cafes.
  • Douce F.
    Douce FranceNovember 27, 2013
    From 15th July, 1789, the huge fortress of 'La Bastille' was dismantled stone per stone by entrepreneur 'Pierre-François PALLOY', with all the police archives and canons transferred...
    budgetplaces.comJanuary 3, 2012
    Very touristic. Watch your pockets. But if you want great ambiance by night it's cool. Typical : Rue de Lappe
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergApril 15, 2013
    It's a shame that this is all that remains of the original Bastille. Still a noteworthy site to visit for any 1st-time to Paris.
  • Fereşte
    FereşteOctober 27, 2015
    Good night, good mood, good athmospher!
  • STA Travel U.S.
    STA Travel U.S.August 17, 2011
    TRAVEL FACT: This is the square where the Bastille Prison stood until the ‘Storming of the Bastille’ and its destruction between 1789 and 1790.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeNovember 18, 2014
    The famous Bastille market here operates on Sundays and Thursdays.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 5, 2015
    Walk down to Pascal Bellevaire and try the salted butter!
  • Judy M.
    Judy MacMahonJanuary 28, 2014
    Gateway to the bars, great restos and neo-bistros in the 11th
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CullensApril 15, 2013
    Get there on Sunday morning for the best marché volant in Paris!
  • Salvatore S.
    Salvatore SalvoAugust 17, 2015
    Take the metro station to see some ruins of the old Bastille building
  • Lyudmila K.
    Modern French history starts here
  • ANA
    ANAApril 30
    where french revolution started
  • Sezer A.
    Sezer AyazJanuary 28
    You Have to visit and call at pubs and clubs
  • Maria M.
    Maria MacedoApril 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    nice bars and restaurants nearby!close to Marais
  • Berrak
    BerrakApril 10
    On sundays there is a lovely bazaar
  • Punto E.
    Punto En BocaJuly 25, 2013
    Grande! Love París
    IvBeenThere.comAugust 8, 2014
    I love bastille Nightlife!!! Read more
  • Ülkem A.
    Ülkem AksarSeptember 15
    The coloum should be better to be enlightened at nights
  • Aneta E.
    Aneta EFApril 26, 2013
    too crowded but nice place. A piece of french history.
  • Lorenzo
    LorenzoOctober 15, 2011
    Cafe Corso - good coffee for 80 cents at the bar !
  • Cool Travel V.
    Cool Travel VietnamNovember 10, 2013
    Good View for seeing
  • continental r.
    continental roomsDecember 31, 2013
    looking like a very nice place actually it is
  • Chrysostomos L.
    Chrysostomos LJuly 27, 2015
    Close to the Vosges place!
  • 5 B.
    5 BeoMarch 12, 2013
    This column placed on the ground of Bastile Prison
  • Loïck M.
    Loïck MAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool place to go in Paris.
  • Ruslan P.
    Always warm and fuzzy
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Where the prison used to stand
  • Ade P.
    Ade PutriApril 20, 2012
    Juliete tower in Paris..
  • Mary-Margaret W.
    Mary-Margaret WalkerApril 26, 2013
    Rain doesn't diminish it's magnificence.
  • MGM
    MGMOctober 18, 2014
    Do you hear the people sing?
  • Gilles P.
    Gilles PoupardinSeptember 4, 2011
    This is where everything begins. yay! welcome to Bastille.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GogelMay 7, 2012
    Be a revolutionary & do something
  • Perlyn d.
    Perlyn de RouvrayAugust 9, 2014
    Bonjour Pariiiiiiiiiiis!
  • Farès G.
    Farès GJune 29, 2011
    Nice place for party peeps
  • Alban N.
    Traffic madness
  • Gilbert R.
    Gilbert ReveillonJune 11, 2011
    L'Opera Bastille juste aside
  • Pierre B.
    Pierre BessesNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Face à l'opéra, par rapport au canal Saint-Martin, on peut voir sur le sol, le périmètre de l'ancienne forteresse, que l'on peut reconnaître par une triple rangée de pavés.
    Upvoted Aug 16
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