Colonne de Juillet, Paris

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  • This column was installed in the Place de la Bastille in memory of the three days of the July Revolution of 1830, when power passed from one king to another
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  • This impressive column sits at a very busy intersection so it is not easy to see it up close. It was built to commemorate the French revolution of 1830 which was also known as the July Revolution.  more »
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  • Recently spent a week in Paris and enjoyed seeing the July Column (Colonne de Juillet) at Place de la Bastille again. This is a 47 metre tall column monument that was erected in the centre of the plaza between 1835-40. Previously the location of the infamous Bastille Prison which was destroyed during the early days of the French Revolution. What you find here is a bronze column, topped by a gilded figure - the Genius of Liberty'. The base of the column includes decorative bas-reliefs which are not easy to see from afar. Unfortunately, the monument is surrounded by a busy roundabout, making it less convenient to view up close. However, you can have a good look from the street intersections that lead to the square. In the end, an impressive monument but not easy to view from up close. Have a look-see when passing through Place de la Bastille in the La Marais.
  • The actual ground upon which mankind changed it's image of itself. Historically awe-inspiring but very busy due to traffic and alot of construction in the area.
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