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Bastille Day
2010. 4 months

Although the Bastille only held seven prisoners at the time of its capture, the storming of the prison was a symbol of liberty and the fight against oppression for all French citizens; like the Tricolore flag, it symbolized the Republic's three ideals: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity for all French citizens. It marked the end of absolute monarchy, the birth of the sovereign Nation, and, eventually, the creation of the (First) Republic, in 1792.

Travellers planning upon visiting Paris and looking for more history about the Bastille should check here for more information. Bastille hotels worth looking into include Classics hotel Bastille and the Holiday Inn Paris Bastille.

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