Place de la Nation

Place de la Nation - 75011 Paris Nation
The former Place du Trône-Renversé took its present name 'Place de la Nation' on the occasion of the July 14th French national holiday in 1880. It is famous for having had one of the most active guillotines during the French Revolution. Situated to the east of Paris, between Place de la Bastille and the Bois de Vincennes, it is today the starting point for numerous Parisian demonstrations. Dominated by an imposing ensemble in bronze sculpted by Dalou, the 'Triomphe de la République', it is surrounded by many local shops and a garden full of magnificent flowerbeds.

Opening hours and prices


Free access.




Place de la Nation
75011 Paris
Public transportation
57Diderot - Nation
86Nation - Faubourg Saint-Antoine