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La Bastille is famous for La Pace de la Bastille the home of a former castle/dungeon guarding Paris' 17th-century eastern gate. The Bastille had a sinister reputation as a prison for political dissenters and became a symbol of royal power and oppression. The Bastille was stormed on 14 July 1789 and the prisoners liberated. The Bastille was largely demolished by November, 1789. The Bastille area is also home of the modern opera house - L’Opéra de la Bastille which significantly was opened on July 14, 1989, the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.


Belle Epoque Hotel - 66 Rue De Charenton Paris

Paris's Belle Epoque Hotel, a 35-drive from the airport, and is close to the city's vibrant center. This 5 story 3-star hotel boasts 31 well-designed guestrooms. All rooms have hair dryer, telephone, air conditioning, television, private safe, minibar as well as other amenities. Directions - Take line Metro Orlyval direction Anthony. Get off at Chatelet les Halles; then take metro line 1 direction Chateau de Vincennes. Get off at Bastille station.

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Bastille - wikipedia

The Bastille was a prison in Paris, known formally as Bastille Saint-Antoine—Number 232, Rue Saint-Antoine—best known today because of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, which along with the Tennis Court Oath is considered the beginning of the French Revolution.

Bastille Day - wikipedia

Bastille Day is the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is called la Fête Nationale ("National Holiday"), in official parlance, or more commonly "quatorze juillet" ("14th of July"). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789.

The French Revolution - wikipedia

The French Revolution (1789–1799) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on Enlightenment principles of republic, citizenship, and inalienable rights.

L’Opéra de la Bastille - wikipedia

L’Opéra de la Bastille (Bastille Opera) is a modern opera house in Paris, France. It is the home base of the Opéra National de Paris and was designed to replace the Palais Garnier, but that did not happen and operas are still given in that house, which is also used for ballet performances.

Storming of the Bastille - wikipedia

The Storming of the Bastille in Paris occurred on July 14, 1789. While the medieval fortress and prison known as the Bastille contained only seven prisoners, its fall effectively marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The July 14 anniversary of this event is commemorated in France each year by the Fête de la Fédération, known in English as Bastille Day.


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