Paris, France

Vive la France.

The history of Bastille was pivotal for France during the French Revolution. Since then, it's political importance still exists, but it has also become a trendy and youthful area of Paris. The streets are lined with fashionable retailers and quaint cafés full of local Parisians. Bastille is the perfect in-between of tourist culture and contemporary interests.

Places in Bastille

One can't visit Bastille without taking in the historic and political beauty that is Place de la Bastille, a prison that was stormed and destroyed during the French Revolution, and Collone de Juillet. Bastille is not only for history buffs or Les Mis fans, it boasts a multitude of cool and trendy shops, galleries and bars. Grab a drink in L'Entre Potes, housed in a former warehouse, and relax in leather armchairs surrounded by vintage Metro signs.

For those with a sweet tooth, head to Le Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse for pure chocolate luxury. Chocoholics - you are welcome.

  • Charles de Gaulle airport, 25 mins
  • Arc de Triomphe, 20 mins
  • Eiffel Tower, 15 mins

Things to do and see in Bastille

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