Place de la Bastille

Bastille Prison was located in what is today Bastille Square. However, it was destroyed during the French Revolution in 1789. The prison was built between 1370 and 1383 and it was where members of religious groups or politicians where imprisoned.

The square and the area around the square are known as Bastille. The central monument in this square is the Colonne de Juillet. This monument was built in honour of the July Revolution in 1830 and this is also where you can visit Bastille Opera and the Canal de Saint Martin. Bastille Square is also used for concerts and other events and it has lots of bars and concert halls.

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