Bastille is most famous for the prison that once stood here. The prison was demolished by French Revolutionaries and has been replaced with a column, built in memory of the 1930 July Revolution. Today, Bastille is less known for revolution than for nightlife. Some of Paris' best bars and clubs can be found along rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine and rue de la Roquette. The area becomes nearly all-pedestrian at night, teeming with locals and visitors alike.
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Getting Around Paris
The best way to get around Paris is by using public transportation. The metro, bus or RER suburban trains are by far the easiest and most efficient way to move around the city. The metro operates from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6:30 a.m. until 2:15 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The bus operates Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Some bus routes that serve major transit hubs have extended hours until 12:30 a.m. Metro and bus fares start at 1.70€. Multiple pass books (which afford you a discount) are available as are day passes. Taxis are also a convenient way to get around the city. Minimum fare is 6.40€ and charges vary based on traffic and time. All Paris taxi services can be contacted by calling 01 45 30 30 30.
Nearby Airports
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport-CDG
  • Paris Orly Airport-ORY
Airport Taxis
  • 45€ (depending on traffic)
Things to Do and See Near Bastille