A cheap hotel in Bastille: visit a historic, dynamic district

A cheap hotel in Bastille: visit a historic, dynamic district

The Place de la Bastille, a location for revolution
As well as being a historic Parisian area, Bastille is also a symbol of the French nation. There are two ibis hotels just streets away from the iconic Place de la Bastille, both of which are ideally situated for exploring this lively, dynamic district.
Walking through the Bastille district
On the spot where modern-day Place de la Bastille now stands, there was once a fort-turned-prison. This was besieged by revolutionaries on 14 July 1789 and then destroyed. At its centre, the July Column topped with the Génie de la Liberté (or Spirit of Liberty) is the mark of another revolutionary period in July 1830 which forced King Charles X to abdicate. From your cheap hotel in Bastille, you can also get to many of the main places for popular, fun events. On Place de la Bastille, the Opéra Bastille is an unmissable modern building constructed by architect Carlos Ott in 1989 to mark the bicentenary of the French Revolution. Along with the Palais Garnier, it’s home to the French National Opera and puts on some of the greatest classics in the musical repertoire.
During your cheap stay near Place de la Bastille, you can explore this lively district in its entirety. A highly-rated market is held every week on Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. On an evening, the bars and restaurants on Rue de Lappe and Rue de la Roquette give you lots of options for your nights out. During the day, the specially redesigned Port de l’Arsenal linking Saint-Martin canal to the Seine is a good place to stroll. You might even want to go on a barge cruise. When you’re on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, why not explore the adjoining little cobbled streets. They still have a few boutiques of the type typical to this former cabinetmakers’ district.
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