Colonne de Juillet

Place de la Bastille - 75011 Paris Bastille
The July Column, erected on the site of the former Bastille prison, commemorates the victims of the ‘Three Glorious Days’ of the French Revolution of 1830. Inaugurated in1840, the famous monument is a prominent landmark in the Bastille district and is surmounted with the Génie de la Liberté (the ‘Spirit of Freedom’) synonymous with the Paris landscape. The lower parts of this monumental column can be discovered during a fascinating guided tour (no self-guided tours) led by a guide, at weekends only. A unique historical and architectural testimony of the 19th century.


- 7 yrs


Guided tour only: €13/adult; reduced rate: €6. Welcome and start of the tour in the courtyard of the Hôtel de Sully (62 rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris) 10 minutes before the visit


Saturday and Sunday, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Official partner


Place de la Bastille
75011 Paris
Public transportation
202965Bastille - Beaumarchais
8687Bastille - Rue Saint-Antoine