The attractions of the Paris Bastille district
The Paris Bastille district boasts one of the most evocative and history steeped names in France. In its midst is where the notorious Bastille prison once stood. This infamous symbol of oppression was completely destroyed between July 14th, 1789 and July 14th, 1790, having stood since the late 14th century. On the ground where it was erected the Place de la Bastille was raised in 1803.