Mise à jour le 2021-05-21
The Iron Mask, Voltaire, the Marquis de Sade, some famous people who have marked the "myth" of the Bastille will be mentioned during this tour to know the many secrets that the story of Bastille is full. You will also discover its last traces still visible.
Embastiller! Term invented by Voltaire to denounce the monarchy. But did we really lock up all the dissidents? Was it a hell? What do you know about his story and his secrets? What is the relationship between the National Day and the Bastille Day?
Immerse yourself at the time of the Bastille, also called Bastille Saint Antoine and discover its different functions during history.
During the tour, explore a part of the Bas Marais, next to the Seine and admire the last traces of this fortress, like remains of the “Tour de la Liberté” or magnificient historical construction.
Famous stories in the troubled but founding period of the French Republic, many anecdotes will be told by the guide to better know the secrets of this fortress and the mysterious letters of seals (lettres de cachet) or also the significant archives about the Bastille.
You will walk the streets in the manner of "sans culottes" coming to seek justice to King Louis XVI. Try to imagine what Paris would look like at the time when this fortress was erected.
What you get from this experience:
- Many anecdotes for a dynamic and accessible visit
- Discover the last stones of the foundations of the Bastille
- Live the day of July 14, 1789 through the story