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Place de la Bastille

The Place de la Bastille is nowadays an important transport hub and cultural meeting place for young people in Paris.

Place de la Bastille in Paris

The Place de la Bastille is located between the 4th, 11th, and 12th arrondissement in Paris. The Place de la Bastille is an important transport hub in Paris, and many demonstrations and open-air concerts take place here. 

Address of the Place de la Bastille

Place de la Bastille
75011 Paris 

Located between the 4th, 11th, and 12th arrondissement of Paris, the Place de la Bastille is steeped in history. It is both an important transport hub and also a popular meeting place for tourists in Paris. The Place de la Bastille can be reached especially well using the train—the Bastille metro station is located just underneath the Place de la Bastille. With the Paris City Pass, you can use this train and also other forms of public transportation to reach the Place de la Bastille—all for free! Save yourself from the stress of navigating through busy Paris by using the Paris City Pass, which allows you to freely use all forms of public transportation in Paris in order to see attractions like the Place de la Bastille. 

Directions to the Place de la Bastille

Metro 5 to Bastille 

When using the Paris City Pass, traveling to the Place de la Bastille has never been so easy. As a Pass Holder, you will get your tickets for the public transportation system already in your pocket (before you even arrive in Paris!) so that you can travel to the Place de la Bastille without paying any additional fees! Traveling to the Place de la Bastille and other top attractions, museums, and sights is incredibly easy using the metro or the bus (it’s even easier than going by foot or by car!). With the Paris City Pass, you don’t have to pay for any other ticket to travel around Paris. Even before you arrive in Paris, you will already have the Paris City Pass in your pocket—it’s your complete city tour package that allows you free admission and also free transportation to the Place de la Bastille in Paris.  

Highlights of the Place de la Bastille

  • Popular meeting place in Paris
  • A central transport hub
  • Historical monument in the middle of the square 

Attractions Near the Place de la Bastille

There are many other top attractions near the Place de la Bastille such as Musée Rodin, Musée Picasso, Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. You can reach your destination in Paris quickly and easily using the Paris City Pass. The Paris City Pass covers not only free admission and preferred access into the Place de la Bastille, but it is also your ticket to freely using the public transportation system in Paris. With the Pass, you can use the metro and all buses within the inner city limits of Paris to reach all the museums, activities, and attractions that Paris has to offer—fast, easily, and for free!

Information about the Place de la Bastille

Information about the Place de la Bastille

The Bastille royal residence, which is located just a stone’s throw away from the Place de la Bastille, was destroyed and sold in pieces. This process was taken over by Pierre-François Palloy, who was the major player of freedom on July 14, 1792. Afterwards, the construction did not take place. On June 27, 1792, the Place de la Bastille was opened. The centerpiece in this location is the Bastille Fortress. In German, Bastille means “little bastion”, and one can clearly see the development of the walls of the bastion. From the underground train station, metro line 5, you can reach the remains of the counterscarp (the counterscarp is the outer walls of the bastion). The July Column (Colonne de Juilliet) is a monumental column that commemorates the “three glorious days” in July (July 27-29). The order to construct this column was given on July 6, 1831. This copper column is 52 meters high and is located in the middle of the square. A 5.85-meter-tall, gold figure can also be found in the Place de la Bastille and is called the “Genius of Freedom”. This statue commemorates the street fighting that happened during the July 1830 Revolution. These columns where erected to serve as memorials for the February 1848 Revolution. On the Place de la Bastille and under these columns, one can find vaults with tombs inside. Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Rue de Lyon, Boulevard Bourdon, Boulevard Henri IV and Rue Saint-Antoine all lead into the Place de la Bastille. The metro station “Bastille” can be found underneath the Place de la Bastille. Tourists aren’t the only ones who frequent the Place de la Bastille—locals also come here to attend concerts and other events. When there is suitable weather, a free 20 km long inline-skating obstacle course takes place every Sunday on the Place de la Bastille. This obstacle-course stretches into the streets of Paris and is an amazing experience for both adults and children.

Visit the Place de La Bastille in Paris with the Paris City Pass for FREE, and have your transportation ticket already in your pocket!