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The Place de la Bastille Paris

The Place de la Bastille Paris

Categories : Visit Paris, published on : 1/23/17

Near the Hotel Marais Bastille Hotel, the Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris, where the Bastille prison stood until the 'Storming of the Bastille' and its subsequent physical destruction between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790 during the French Revolution.  The former location of the fort is currently called the Place de la Bastille. It is home to the Opéra Bastille. The large ditch (fossé) behind the fort has been transformed into a marina for pleasure boats, the Bassin de l'Arsenal, to the south, and a covered canal, the Canal Saint Martin, extending north from the marina beneath the vehicular roundabout that borders the location of the fort.

Photo crédit : ©  jean-louis Zimmermann