Colonne de Juillet

Place de la Bastille - 75011 Paris

Bastille - 11e Arrondissement


The July Column, erected on the site of the former Bastille prison, commemorates the victims of the ‘Three Glorious Days’ of the French Revolution of 1830. Inaugurated in1840, the famous monument is a prominent landmark in the Bastille district and is surmounted with the Génie de la Liberté (the ‘Spirit of Freedom’) synonymous with the Paris landscape. The lower parts of this monumental column can be discovered during a fascinating guided tour (no self-guided tours) led by a guide, at weekends only. A unique historical and architectural testimony of the 19th century.
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Entrance fees and modalities

Guided tour

Guided tour only: €13/adult; reduced rate: €6. Welcome and start of the tour in the courtyard of the Hôtel de Sully (62 rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris) 10 minutes before the visit

Free for young people and children

- 7 yrs

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Opening times

Saturday and Sunday, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

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Colonne de Juillet

Place de la Bastille
75011 Paris

  • Subway - Bastille
  • Bus - 29, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91

Monument in the same district: Bastille

Monument in the same arrondissement: 11th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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