Place De La BastilleCurrently Open
- Address: Place de la Bastille, 75011 Paris, France
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Square
One of the most important sites of the French Revolution, the Bastille prison is an iconic attraction for its historical value. Having said that, the prison no longer stands there and the only thing that commemorates the famous landmark is a statue surrounding which Paris moves on as a bustling metropolis. Place de la Bastille however does surround some amazing restaurants and bars and has also been a venue for some memorable concerts.
- Nearest Metro: Metro Saint-Paul
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- Cafe Francais
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- Le Falstaff
- Indiana Cafe - Bastille
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3.03% of people who visit Paris include Place De La Bastille in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
57.69% of people start their Place De La Bastille visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Place De La Bastille
73.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Place De La Bastille
Another historic place in Paris. It's easy to get there by either subway or bus. A free(no ticket) place to visit. There are restrooms in the area. The lights are on at night. Dense traffic, so be careful whe walking there. Recommended
Very nice square, right across Paris Opera. Viaiting is free of charge hence it's an historical monument of a former prison. On Sundays at least there is a market with all the types of products (fresh fish, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, street food and small bazaars) spreading to Blvd. Richard Lenoir. Also, on these boulevard there are many (free) automatic public restrooms.
Love this place. Some of the best cafes and perfect panoramic outdoor seating. Very nice place to sit with a glass of wine and not only people watch but to enjoy the complete ambiance.
I love this area!! Other than the history of this place so many things to do around La Bastille. Restaurants, night life and others. The only thing that I didn't like is that the city don't keep this area clean as it is supposed to be. I stayed in this area for 2weeks.
It’s a square where once was a Prison until stormed during the French Revolution on July 14, 1789. There is no vestiges of prison, instead there is a column called July Column that holds ‘Liberty Angel’ on top. If you respect history it’s nice to see it and pay respect to brave people who gave their life to change French history forever. July 14 is a national holiday observed with parade, many music concerts, performances and fireworks to celebrate French people’s bravery. Nowadays there are many nice places close by to enjoy famous French cuisine very reasonable priced since this part is not posh area of Paris. Many stores offer variety of products also cheaper than in some other areas. It’s very nice market place on weekends to buy freshly baked goodies, fruits, vegetables, smoked meats, fantastic cheeses and tasty homemade delicacies. Historic place where French people still come to start occasional demonstrations, in their revolutionary spirit paying respect to revolution uprising and French legacy.