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Place de la Bastille
Former site of the Bastille Prison, the ancient fortress formerly known as Bastille Sainte Antoine
The square straddles 3 arrondissements of Paris, namely the 4th, 11th and 12th

July Column (Colonne de Juillet) commemorates the events of the July Revolution (1830)
Topped by the Spirit of Freedom (“The Angel of Bastille”)

The modern Opéra Bastille (part of President François Mitterrand’s Grands Travaux) is situated on the former site of the Gare de la Bastille (Train Station) the last terminus in Paris operated entirely by steam locomotives

Also near the Bastille Subway Station and part of Canal Saint Martin

Book: Murder in the Bastille (Cara Block)

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