Bastille Square

Paris France Tourist Information and City Guide

Bastille Square (Place de la Bastille) is the historic location of a prison that was stormed by French citizens on July 14, 1789. That historic date is now called Bastille Day.

At the centre of the square is a 51 meter high column called the Colonne de Juillet.  The statue at the top of the column is called the "Genius of Liberty".

Place de la Bastille, Paris France
Place de la Bastille, Paris

This monument is dedicated to the hundreds of people who lost their lives on that day in July and to others who died in the 1848 French Revolution.

Place de la Bastille, Paris France
Bastille Square - Place de la Bastille

Place de la Bastille is located in the Pompidou District of Paris France.


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