Place de la Bastille
Journey to Place de la Bastille in the heart of Paris, and you’ll find yourself in the shadow of history. It was here that the notorious Bastille fortress -- used by many kings of France as a prison -- refused to cede power. But on the fateful day of July 14, 1789, it was stormed by a mutinous crowd, triggering the French Revolution. Feel that spirit of liberté, egalité, fraternité as you walk the square, brimming with a colorful scene of open-air markets, a marina filled with lounging seafarers and the July Column-- a monument that stands in remembrance of a later call for liberty.
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