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Discover Paris Bastille area. The place de la Bastille is the most well-known square in Paris. Top attraction in Paris.
The Bastille was a fortress. It was completely destroyed on July 14, 1789 during the French Revolution. In the middle of the square, the July Column (in French la Colonne de Juillet). A gold statue called Le Génie de la Liberté stands on the top of the column. It represents the freedom.
Don't miss the Timescope on Bastille square. Look back in time. Discover the place de la Bastille and the famous fortress in 1416 and 1789.
Find the Opera Bastille in Bastille neighbourhood. The building looks very modern. The opera house was inaugurated in July 1989. It's one of the best classical venues in Paris. The Opera Garnier is the main opera in paris for ballets.
A little further south, you find the Port de l'Arsenal, a boat basin.
The beautiful marina is connected to the Canal Saint-Martin. Enjoy a peaceful area with green grass and trees.
Where to find a good restaurant near Bastille? There are many restaurants and cafes between the place de la Bastille and the Marais quarter.
Brasserie Bofinger is one of the most well-known restaurants in Paris. It's an historic monument. Notable people were habitual clients, Francois Mitterrand Allen Woody, Barbra Streisand...Enjoy delicious Alsatian specialties in a sumptuous decor. A place to remember for birthdays, anniversaries or others special events.
On the other side of the street on rue Jean Beausire: the Hippopotamus is a chain of brasseries in Paris with a good reputation for their beef steaks. Prices are affordable.
A little further, find the Bistro du Dome (2 rue de la Bastille) an authentic bistro in Paris. Specialties: Seafood.
Bastille open air market is a farmer's market opened Thursday and Sunday from 7am to 2:30pm. Find fruit and vegetables near place de la Bastille. Address: boulevard Richard Lenoir.
Bastille Day in Paris on July 14th.
Fireworks display. Amazing view of the Eiffel Tower with the lights. Location: Champs de Mars.
Bastille Balls in Paris are on July 13 and 14th in different locations, boulevard Massena, Montmartre, Grenelle Paris 15...
Bastille Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain in October, November. A Contemporary art market near place de la Bastille, Bassin de l'Arsenal, boulevard Bourdon and Bastille.