Colonne de Juillet

Monument in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Soaring 52m high in the middle of place de la Bastille, the green-bronze July Column is topped by a gilded, winged Liberty. It was built between 1835 and 1840 to commemorate the 1830 Revolution; revolutionaries from this uprising are buried beneath it. As part of the redevelopment of place de la Bastille, which will see the column attached to the Bassin de l'Arsenal's forecourt to create a 'pedestrian peninsula' in 2019, the crypt will open to the public.