Colonne de Juillet, Paris

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  • Beautiful monument that sits in the middle of the roundabout in the Place de la Bastille. Homage to the dead in the 1830 revolution. It's worth knowing the place!
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  • At a height of 50 meters, this column stands in the heart of the Place de la Bastille. Its construction began in 1835 and was completed in 1840. Since 1995, it has been classified as a historical monument.
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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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