Place de la Bastille

Formerly, it was the Bastille fortress which was built on this legendary square in the twelfth arrondissement of Paris. This fortress made up of eight towers, built in the fourteenth century to defend the eastern part of Paris against the English, became a state prison under Richelieu during the seventeenth century.

The Marquis de Sade, the Iron Mask and Voltaire were all famous prisoners. A Royal symbol to be knocked down when the bell of the French Revolution tolled on 14 July 1789, a militia 48 000 men organised the famous "storming of the Bastille"; and on 16 July the Bastille was demolished.

After that, the famous July Column was erected in the middle of the square, a symbol of freedom. Nearby, theBastille opera, a work by Carlos Ott, glows.
The place de la Bastille is an important meeting point for Parisians who come to party in the surrounding streets.

Place de la Bastillespecial selection of our hotels

  • From 105 Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon

    In a very quiet street, few steps from the Gare de Lyon Station.

    The Gare de Lyon links to Paris all the major cities of the southeast of France. At 10 minutes on foot, the gare d'Austerlitz irrigates the southwest and Spain. And right next to it, the gare of Bercy serves the Burgundy region, Italy and the...

    In front of the famous street of Crémieux

  • From 95 Timhotel Nation

    Convenient to access to La Defense and Disneyland. Private patio

    Located just 2 minutes from Place de la Nation but away from the hustle and bustle, the Timhotel Nation is the ideal place to stay, with easy access to all the city has to offer. Four metro lines and an RER line await, so you're less than 25...

    Pleasant garden with a terrace

  • From 144 Timhotel Le Louvre

    Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame and Chatelet nearby. 20mn away from La Défense

    Near the Louvre and the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Le Louvre offers a location that's not only in the heart of Paris, but, more importantly, in the heart of French history. Here you can enjoy the cultural...

    300 meters from the Louvre Museum