Place de la Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75011 Paris, France
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The Place de Bastille is an open square where the infamous Bastille prison once stood—and fell, igniting the French Revolution. The square was occupied by the Bastille Prison, which was a symbol of absolute power in the Ancien Régime. Today, the square plays host to large cultural events such as concerts, fairs, and citizen events and so more shops. As a consequence of its historical significance, the square is often the site or point of departure of political demonstrations and so more.
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The Place des Vosges, Place Royale until 1800, is a site of the Marais, part of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. Designed by Louis Métezeau, it is the “sister” of Place Ducale in Charleville-Mézières. It is the oldest square in Paris, just before Place Dauphine. It is a closed square, accessible by the main street on one of the four sides and two streets passing under pavilions. It is known to be the place of residence of several personalities from the political, artistic, or media world.
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The Carnavalet - History of Paris museum is the Parisian municipal museum dedicated to the history of Paris from the origins of the city to the present day. Located in the Marais district in rue de Sevigne in Paris. it presents exceptional collections: memories of the French Revolution, paintings, sculptures, furniture, and objets d'art. The museum consists of the Hôtel de Carnavalet and the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau linked by a gallery on the first floor. It has an area of 10,000 sq
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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.