Place (square)

Place de la Bastille

. - 75004 Paris

Bastille - 4e Arrondissement

What's on?

La célèbre Colonne de Juillet, située au centre de la place de la Bastille et fermée au public depuis 1985, devrait rouvrir à la visite en 2018.

The 3D Timecope terminal (located on the corner of boulevard Richard Lenoir) makes for a unique experience. It has a 360° view, its height can be adjusted for the user and plunges them into the Place de la Bastille as it was in 1446! Price: €2. More information at www.timescope.co - Email: hello@timescope.co - Telephone: +33 (0) 6 80 12 89 26.

Description

In the centre of the square, the famous "Génie de la Liberté" (Spirit of Freedom) commemorates the revolution of 1830, but is well known for the 1789 revolution. At the time, the square was occupied by the Bastille Prison, which was a symbol of absolute power in the Ancien Régime. After the prison was destroyed after the revolution, nothing remained. Today, the square plays host to large cultural events such as concerts, fairs and citizen events, and has many bars and restaurants close by on Rue de la Roquette for nightowls to frequent. The square is also the starting point for a stroll on the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, where you can discover courses and picturesque passages: Passage du Chantier, Cour de l'Etoile d'Or, Cour des Trois Frères... the iconic landmark of the district is the Opéra. Designed by architect Carlos Ott, this marvel of modern architecture with transparent facades was inaugurated on the day of the bicentenary of the French Revolution. It is possible, during the day to visit the the public areas, including the auditorium with exceptional acoustics and behind-the-scenes.

Times: 24-hours.

Prices

Free access. The 3D Timecope terminal (located on the corner of boulevard Richard Lenoir) makes for a unique experience. It has a 360° view, its height can be adjusted for the user and plunges them into the Place de la Bastille as it was in 1446! Price: €2. More information at www.timescope.co - Email: hello@timescope.co - Telephone: +33 (0) 6 80 12 89 26.

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Place de la Bastille

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75004 Paris

  • Subway - Bastille
  • Bus - 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91

transport: Place (square)

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