The Bastille

At long last, the Bastille. Well, not really, since the prison has been gone for more than 200 years, but this is where it was. I'm not sure what I expected, after hauling my sad feet halfway across the city, but I don't think it was this: just a big plaza with a column in the middle, and a big modern building (with a cracked glass door) on the right for the Paris Opéra. I checked off the last item on Christophe's itinerary for the day and got on the Métro to head back to the hotel.


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Last updated August 15, 1999