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Place de la Bastille

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This square is, above all, famous for its July column, erected in 1833 by Alavoine to the glory of the citizens who fought in defence of civil liberties.


It stands on a crepidoma beneath which lie the remains of more than 500 victims of the revolutions of 1830 and 1848. At its summit stands the Génie de la Liberté (Spirit of Freedom) in gilded bronze, the work of Dumont.

Address :
2 bis, place de la Bastille
75011 Paris

Metro station :

Bastille (line 1, 5, 8)



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