Place de la Bastille

The Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris that touches 3 different arrondissements, the 4th, 11th, and 13th.  It’s the site where the Bastille prison stood until the ‘Storming of the Bastille’ occurred.  It was then subsequently destroyed between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790 during the French Revolution.  The Bastille Metro station close to the July Column which is a column to commemorate the events of the July Revolution in 1830 and currently stands at the center of the square.    The Bastille Opera house is also close by the square and along with the plentiful concert halls, night clubs, restaurants, and cafe options you will surely find new things to do during your visit.

If you are open to walking, the Hotel Sully is located a short walk to the west of the Place de la Bastille.  Here you can see Victor Hugo’s house in the park behind the hotel.  Victor Hugo was a French writer, poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo’s literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements.  Two of his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables in 1862 and Notre-Dame de Paris in 1831 or better known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Are you planning on visiting the Place de la Bastille in Paris? Here is the information you’ll need to know:


Place de la Bastille: Bastille Metro Stop
Victor Hugo’s House: 6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris, France ‎

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