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HD photos of Place de la Bastille in Paris



Today Place de la Bastille is a chic and popular place with numerous clubs, theatres, bars and restaurants to enjoy, which have become very popular both with tourists visiting the city and Parisians, but Bastille Square is also famous for the fortress that once stood here and the Storming of the Bastille, which marked the start of the French Revolution.
High definition photograph showing Place de la Bastille with the Opera Bastille building

Place De La Bastille With Opera Bastille


This part of the Bastille square you can see in this image in front of the Opera Bastille, is a popular meeting place for locals and is often utilised by people rollerblading, skateboarding, for musicians and demonstrations, plus it is right by the Canal Saint-Martin, which is another popular tourist attraction in Paris.


View looking over Place de la Bastille with its traffic and buildings that face towards the square

Bastille Square Traffic


We took this photo showing the view across the Place de la Bastille, which is a very busy square in Paris that has a rich history and was named after the Bastille fortress and prison, which was subsequently destroyed after the French Revolution.


HD photo of the Colonne de Juillet that sits in the middle of Place de la Bastille

Colonne De Juillet At Place De La Bastille


This is a photo we took of the Colonne de Juillet, which translates to July Column in English, and this is located in the centre of the Bastille Square, and was constructed during the reign of King Louis Philippe after the destruction of the former Bastille fortress.


Photograph of the plaque within Place de la Bastille showing the three days of the 1830 revolution

Place De La Bastille Plaque


After the French Revolution and another Revolt, which is often referred to as the Three Glorious Days, King Louis Philippe decided to have a monument constructed where the Bastille prison once stood, and this is a photo showing the plaque of the 1830 Revolution on the July Column at the Place de la Bastille.


HD picture of the golden Genie de la Liberte statue within Bastille square

Bastille Square Golden Statue


Located in the centre of the Place de la Bastille square you will see the tall monument in Paris known as the Colonne de Juillet, which is actually 47 metres in height, and as you can see in this image, there is a gilded statue on top, which was named the Genie de la Liberte.


View of Canal Saint-Martin and its tunnel that travels under Place de la Bastille

Canal Saint-Martin Tunnel At Place De La Bastille


The Canal Saint-Martin goes from the River Seine to the Canal de l'Ourcq, yet parts of it are hidden by tunnels, and this is a photo we took showing the section going into a tunnel underneath the Place de la Bastille, and in the image you can also see the Colonne de Juillet along with the Opera Bastille both located on the square.


Photo of the Opera Bastille that is located at Place de la Bastille in Paris

Opera Bastille At Place De La Bastille


There are numerous different buses that stop opposite the Opera Bastille, which is the modern opera house in Paris you can see in this image, which is located on the Place de la Bastille square, and to give you a perspective, the July Column would be to your left.


View of Place de la Bastille above ground metro line

Place De La Bastille Metro Lines


This is a photo we took of the above ground section train tracks which are a part of the Metro station at the Place de la Bastille, and incredibly, the Canal Saint-Martin actually goes under these and the square itself.


Photograph of Place de la Bastille Velib station with its bicycles and pay station

Place de la Bastille Velib Station


The Velib is a self service bike rental scheme in Paris with numerous stations dotted all over Paris, and this is a photograph showing just some of the bikes, the locking docks and automated pay station located on the Place de la Bastille Square.


This picture shows one of the modern Rickshaws at Place de la Bastille

Place De La Bastille Rickshaw


This is a photograph we took of a rickshaw while we were at the Place de la Bastille, and you will see many different forms of these that provide tours and transport in Paris for the thousands of tourists every year that want to see the city differently.


View of Cafe Francais that sits within Place de la Bastille

Place De La Bastille Cafe Francais


This is a picture we took showing the Cafe Francais which is a large brasserie and restaurant serving gourmet French cuisine in an idyllic spot looking out towards the Place de la Bastille Square and its monument in the centre.


To get this picture of Opera Bastille we had to wait some time for all the traffic to stop

Opera Bastille Paris


Here you can see the Opera Bastille opera house with its modern design that was constructed in the 1980s and is one of the largest in the world, located on the Place de la Bastille, and although in complete contrast to its surroundings, due to all the glass used it provides some fabulous views of this area of Paris.


Public toilets at Place de la Bastille in Paris

Place De La Bastille Toilets


A toilet or public convenience may seem like a strange thing to take a picture of, but while you are on holiday and sightseeing in Paris, these automatic constructions that clean themselves after each person are dotted all over the city, and this was one we came across at the Place de la Bastille.


Photo of tourists and locals around Place de la Bastille

Tourists At Place De La Bastille


While taking a moments rest in the shade of the trees, we took this photo of the Place de la Bastille intersection that is home to the July Column monument, part of which, you can see here in the centre of a rather large roundabout.


This picture shows the bus transport system working hard around Place de la Bastille

Place De La Bastille Busses


While we were standing in the Place de la Bastille close to the bus stop, we took this photograph showing two of the buses coming around, and if you look closely at the top left corner you will see the different numbers for what routes they will be taking.


View of the Boulevard Bourdonone intersection that connects to Place de la Bastille

Place De La Bastille And Boulevard Bourdonone


We were standing at the southern end when we took this photo of the Place de la Bastille and the people crossing the Boulevard Bourdonone intersection, but in times gone by this area had a fortress that was turned into a prison until the event known as The Storming of the Bastille.


Photograph of Les Grandes Marches restaurant within Place de la Bastille

Place De La Bastille Les Grandes Marches


This is a view of the Place de la Bastille square that we took while standing on the southern side looking over towards the brasserie and restaurant called Les Grandes Marches, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, right next to the entrance for the Opera Bastille.


View of traffic going around the Bastille roundabout

Traffic On Bastille Roundabout


As you can no doubt tell from this photo, the Place de la Bastille square is a busy intersection, which is in fact where three different areas of the city meet, being the 4th, 11th and 12th Arrondissements.





Related information

  -  Visiting Place de la Bastille
  -  History of Bastille Square
  -  The Colonne Juillet

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