“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
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.