Bastille

From its picturesque promenades to its late-night lounges, Bastille represents Parisian éclat.

Bastille represents Parisian romance—stylish, exotic strangers rub elbows in this dazzling, historical neighbourhood. Its streetscapes cinema-worthy and its nightclubs legendary, Bastille’s centuries-old buildings share winding alleyways and broad promenades with ethnic eateries and avant-garde performance spaces, while its green spaces and gardens offer peaceful respites from the streets’ exuberant atmosphere. You won’t have trouble orienting yourself in this part of Paris—the July Column stands tall in the centre of Place de la Bastille.

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On the Map

Bastille is bordered by Gare de Lyon, Austerlitz, XII Arrondissement, Saint-Paul - Ile Saint-Louis, République, Panthéon, IV Arrondissement, V Arrondissement, Nation, and Le Marais

Charles-De-Gaulle Airport: About 45 min by subway
Orly Airport: About 30 min by subway
Châtelet-Les-Halles: About 20 min by subway
Eiffel Tower: About 30 min by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Contemporary Architecture and Parisian Classics Meet in Bastille

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One of France's most iconic structures, The July Column serves to honour and remember the revolution of 1830.

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Tiny side streets and hidden courtyards wind around Bastille's grand avenues, rewarding the adventuresome traveller.

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Standing in stark contrast to Paris' general aesthetic, the Bastille Opera House is a modern landmark amongst a city that still seeps old-world charm.

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Home to the Paris Opera, one of the best in the world, the Bastille Opera House makes this neighbourhood a destination for more than Parisians.

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Not all of Bastille exudes modern flair.

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Wander deep enough into the side streets and you'll find artisanal shops in a parcel of quintessential Paris.

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After Night Falls On Bastille

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Loud conversation and laughter infuse Bastille's evenings with a sense of revelry, especially when coupled with generous cocktails and late-night eats.

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Despite its active nightlife, Bastille's nights provide a quiet escape along the Seine.

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A Bastion by the River

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Walking along the Seine in Bastille offers a quiet respite and a different kind of riverside experience.

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Food stands and carnivals along the river, what could be better?

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You're the candy apple of our eye.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Marc Olivier Le Blanc

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Marc Olivier Le Blanc specialises in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighbourhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveller's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.

Loic Lagarde

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Loïc is a French photographer and world traveller addict based in Paris. He has been travelling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.