The Place de la Bastille is located in the 11th district of Paris, not very from Place de la République. The ancient fortress of the Bastille used to be located on the square. This state prison was invaded on the 14th July 1789 and destroyed by the revolutionaries. This event marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The area is a symbol of French history and remnants of the old fortress can still been seen in the cobblestone of the “Place”, or square. In the centre, around 1860, the July Column was built to mark the overthrowing of the monarchy of Charles X. Mounted on top of the column is a golden sculpture, the “Spirit of Freedom”, commonly known as the “Angel of the Bastille”. Another imposing figure stands on the square is the Bastille Opera, built by the architect Carlo Ott. It was unveiled for the 200th Anniversary of the French Revolution on 14th July 1989 : The Bastille Day. The national Bastille Opera as well as the Palais Garnier, are major players on the international opera scene. Bastille also hosts numerous concerts and markets, as well as trade union and political demonstrations. Close to the square, is the charming Port de l’Arsenal for pleasure boats, with its barges, small boats and gardens, which links the River Seine to the Saint-Martin canal. On the other side is the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. Lined with trees, teh Boulevard t is often brought to life by a big market along the canal. This district is one of the most fashionable places in the city. The night-life here is well-known, thanks to many bars and nightclubs strung between the Rue de Lappe, the Rue de la Roquette and the Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
Day trip. In the morning, guided tour of the Palace of Versailles, and a free stroll in the gardens. Lunch at noon in Paris followed by a panoramic bus tour to discover the landmark monuments. Guided cruise on the Seine and visit of the Eiffel Tower, with a view over the rooftops of Paris from the 2nd floor.
This tour is perfect for a first trip to Paris. Your visit will begin with a tour of the city of Paris on board a panoramic bus. You will then go to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the remarkable panoramic view over Paris, followed by lunch at the restaurant “58 Tour Eiffel”. Then you can take your one hour trip on the Seine on board a commented cruise.
A unique guided walking tour through the iconic places of the French Revolution: Palais Royal, Place de la Bastille, Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Concorde.
A panoramic bus tour of Paris to discover the great monuments of the city: Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a cruise on the Seine (starting near the Trocadero gardens) and lunch at the Eiffel Tower restaurant or at the "Bistro Parisien" restaurant with view over the Eiffel Tower.
City tour of Paris in a panoramic bus to see all the sights. Admire the facades of the Louvre museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, City Hall... Audio guides included.
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Ideal for visiting Paris over two days, at your convenience. Hop on an open-top bus or river boat (Batobus) and see the finest Paris monuments: Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Hotel des Invalides, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Prés...
Discover the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a magnificent view over the rooftops of Paris from the 2nd floor. Includes a panoramic bus tour and a cruise on the Seine past some of the city’s finest monuments: the Louvre museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Orsay museum, and more.
Discover the Notre Dame Cathedral and take a guided tour in a luxury coach to discover the Latin Quarter and the Marais, two historic neighborhoods of Paris. Transfer by boat to the Ile de la Cité.
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River-boat cruise on the Seine and city tour in a panoramic bus to discover Paris monuments: Louvre Museum, Opera House, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides... Audio guides in 10 languages.
Visit the Eiffel Tower with an 360-degree view of Paris from the 2nd floor. Take a panoramic bus tour to discover the Paris monuments: Opera House, Invalides, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe.