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Facts

  • This was France's infamous fortress prison which held royal, political and important figures during the 13th Century to the 17th Century.
  • This is where the battle "Storming Of The Bastille" took place.
  • An outline of the original prison can be seen as a bricked path on the walkways around Place De La Bastille in Paris, France.
  • The prison was in operation from 1388 CE to 1788 CE.
  • This prison was the first building to be destroyed and looted during The French Revolution.
  • Bastille means Keep in French.
  • The full name of the infamous prison is Prise De La Bastille Saint-Antoine which translates as Prison Of The Keep Saint-Antoine.

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