Place de la Bastille
Place de la Bastille
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This public square is situated around the remains of the famous Bastille prison.
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Neighbourhood: 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 Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
How to get there
  • Bastille • 1 min walk
  • Bréguet – Sabin • 6 min walk

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,713 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
A major crossroads, where big streets come together, and where different neighborhoods are joined. It has been a big traffic circle with a monumental pillar in the middle. The traffic has been re-routed, maybe it flows better? Lots of buses converge here and there is a big metro station underneath. This was the site of the Bastile prison, which was torn down during the Revolution. It's now the site of lots of cafes and chain restaurants.
Written 6 February 2024
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Callumsmith
Denmark, Australia1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
Place to drop by and to see bastille monument. The square is a little bit chaotic due to traffic!!!!
Written 3 July 2023
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria20,951 contributions
Apr 2023
Here was the Bastille, now there is a spacious and very interesting illuminated monument. The square is huge and peaceful, except when there are protests.
Written 21 April 2023
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Lainie L
New York City, NY198 contributions
Nov 2022
I spent the least amount of time here but it's worth a look for its cultural and historical importance in French history.

The Place de la Bastille is a large public square located on the historic site of the Bastille Prison, when the storming of it in 1789 sparked the French Revolution.

It's ideally located next to a busy main street filled with shops, restaurants, patisseries, and plenty of traffic, both pedestrian and vehicles.
Written 29 November 2022
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Jack E
Woodinville, WA15 contributions
Oct 2022
Amazing piece of history, and right by some nice parks to walk through by the canals. Would reccommend.
Written 24 November 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,440 contributions
Oct 2022
Located at the juncture of the 4th, 11th and 12 Arr, is the place that the infamous fortress/prison, once stood, these days it is an important rallying point for demonstrations.
Written 19 November 2022
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Alexandra
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Very bad dinner. Immediately we found a hair in our dinner. The escargots were cold and the bavette was raw. We tried to cancel the rest of our food but not possible.
Written 12 November 2022
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ9,878 contributions
Oct 2021
Place de la Bastille is a large public square located on the historic site of the Bastille Prison, whose storming in 1789 sparked the French Revolution. The square dates to 1792. Its focal point is the beautiful July Column honoring the heroes of the July 1830 Revolution. The Place (705 ft by 490 ft) is surrounded by dozens of nice bars and restaurants.
Written 17 August 2022
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland757 contributions
Jun 2022
Large square surrounded by very fancy and quaint stores, cafes and restaurants. I hear the place has improved a lot in the last few years and its now more pedestrian-friendly. That is good to know. We had a good time visitng.
Written 14 July 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,713 contributions
Jun 2022
The traffic circulation has changed a lot and is much improved so now this big square is more friendly to pedestrians and bikes. We were able to get close to the monument in the center. Lots of places to eat and drink all around. The Bastille prison was once here, historic site.
Written 13 July 2022
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