The Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris, where the Bastille prison stood until the 'Storming of the Bastille' and its subsequent physical destruction between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790 during the French Revolution; no vestige of it remains.
From Memorial Day through the Fourth of July and up to Labor Day, summer in America has everything colored in red, white and blue. Smack dab in the middle of our own patriotic partying is Bastille Day, a national holiday in France and celebrated by Francophiles all over the world. Taking place this year on Sunday, July 14, Bastille Day commemorates the storming of Bastille prison and the end of the monarchy in 1789, and La Fete Nationale has been a red, white, and blue party on
“Liberty, equality, fraternity.” The national motto of France traces its origins to the French Revolution. Celebrated just 10 days after our Independence Day, July 14 celebrates the storming of Bastille in 1790, a flashpoint of the French Revolution that eventually led to the overthrow of the French Monarchy, altering modern history and ushering in an era of democracy. This is how the day went down.
NOLA History: Vive la Revolution and Bastille Day in New Orleans!
Prise de la Bastille por Jean-Pierre Houël-A Queda da Bastilha, foi um evento central da Revolução Francesa, ocorrido em 14 de julho de 1789. Embora a Bastilha, fortaleza medieval utilizada como prisão contivesse, à época, apenas sete prisioneiros, sua queda é tida como um dos símbolos daquela revolução, e tornou-se um ícone da República Francesa