For a true taste of Parisian culture and history, pay a visit to the areas around the Bastille and République Métro stations.
A hotel near the Bastille or République Métro stations will give you access to some of the best sights in Paris.
Upon exiting the Bastille station, you’re within walking distance of a number of Paris’ most famous landmarks. If you’re ready to gasp in astonishment, cross the Seine to the Ile de la Cité and take in the stunning Gothic architecture of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. This extraordinary building, completed in 1345, is both a remarkable piece of construction and a testament to faith. Also located on the Ile de la Cité is Sainte-Chapelle, a Gothic chapel featuring walls of stained glass, some of it dating back to the 13th century.
Take in additional history when you return to the “mainland” and visit the Place de la Bastille. This square once held the Bastille—the city’s famous prison—and now it holds the Colonne de Juillet, a monument to the July Revolution of 1830. The Place de Bastille has developed into one of the city’s premiere areas of nightlife, full of pubs, cafes, and concert halls. This is the place to dance the night away or stuff your face with some of the most delicious baked goods you’ll ever taste.
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