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Things to do in Place de la Bastille

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Opera House
“The modern architecture of the Opéra Bastille cuts an imposing figure on the Place de la Bastille at the 11th arrondissement’s southwest corner. Inaugurated just over 25 years ago in 1989, the opera house was created to showcase popular, modern works. Nowadays, the Opéra Bastille boasts a varied program featuring operas and ballets, as well as the occasional symphony concert.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Plaza
“Great area with lots of coffee shops - and Sunday market - with fresh food!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Opera House
“Classic ballets and concerts . Acoustics and the quality of performances at the Bastille are excellent. The view from the windows unto the Place de la Bastille is... one-of-a-kind; well, that is if you like history ;) ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Plaza
“Nice and average expensive bars and night clubs until late 4am Very busy and noisy neighborhood but excellent for exotic partying places and international music ambiances”
  • 475 locals recommend
Marina
“Just cross the place of La Bastille and have a walk to see the flying boats.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Des films alternatifs, ou des blockbusters, on y trouve son compte à 5 mn à pieds.”
  • 11 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Good Service, one of the Costes latest restaurant. Classic and a bit expensive. The Decor is great.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Plaza
“ The Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris where the Bastille prison stood until the storming of the Bastille and its subsequent physical destruction between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790 during the French Revolution. No vestige of the prison remains. The square straddles 3 arrondissements of Paris, namely the 4th, 11th and 12th. The square and its surrounding areas are normally called simply Bastille. The July Column (Colonne de Juillet) which commemorates the events of the July Revolution (1830) stands at the center of the square. Other notable features include the Bastille Opera, the Bastille subway station and a section of the Canal Saint Martin. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Lovely Bistrot cuisine! For some reason, I can't pin the one in Vincennes. For your information, the address is 2 Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes. The one at la Bastille is great too and you are only 6 metro stations away.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Plaza
“The heart of the French revolution is now a crowdy square. Don't miss the port of Paris next to it”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“There you can find a little pretty place called "La Brûlerie Daval" where you can have a coffee or a tea, or buy tea or coffee to bring home. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Déguster un repas copieux et équilibré dans le quartier de la Bastille. avec terasse”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Cinéma - spécialisé cinéma d'auteur et étranger Small cinema which specializes in foreign and auteur films. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Restaurant "tex mex" réputé, et café/bière à prix abordable, avec une terrasse agréable Dans l'après-midi, soleil à volonté face à la Colonne de la Bastille et l’Opéra. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“This the July Column where a revlution takes place the 27th, 28th and the 30th of July 1830. A funeral gallery is below the column and there are some bodies of martyrs fallen during the battle.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Good Service, one of the Costes latest restaurant. Classic and a bit expensive. The Decor is great.”
  • 23 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Lovely Bistrot cuisine! For some reason, I can't pin the one in Vincennes. For your information, the address is 2 Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes. The one at la Bastille is great too and you are only 6 metro stations away.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“Déguster un repas copieux et équilibré dans le quartier de la Bastille. avec terasse”
  • 4 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“Restaurant "tex mex" réputé, et café/bière à prix abordable, avec une terrasse agréable Dans l'après-midi, soleil à volonté face à la Colonne de la Bastille et l’Opéra. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
“Tired of fancy French food and need a change. This place offers sharing plates full of Nachos, Hummus, Mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, etc. A selection of locally brewed beers on tap and a pub-like atmosphere. Recommend the upstairs area with a couch for chilling with a small group of friends.”
  • 1 local recommends
French Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Fast Food Restaurant
Steakhouse
“Restaurant français - ouvert jusqu’à 3h00 du matin (2 min à pieds) French cuisine - open until 3:00 am (2 min walk) Tel : +331 44 61 90 40 ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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