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 56 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 ...

    2 minutes away walking distance from Gare de Lyon in a quiet street

  • From 81 Timhotel Jardin des Plantes

    In the heart of the Latin Quarter! Guest rooms with AC.

    In the heart of the famous Latin Quarter and steps away from the Gare d'Austerlitz and the Gare de Lyon, the Timhotel Jardin des Plantes lets you enjoy the ambiance that made Paris's global reputation. In a lively neighbourhood, but on a q...

    Hotel located in front of Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Garden)

  • From 45 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 Paris 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 tha...

    Pleasant garden with a terrace