Place de la Bastille et Sainte-Chapelle. Par: Kerry D. Bastille. Built around 1369 Intended for Paris’s defense By 1600’s used as a prison. Prisoners include Marquis de Sade and Voltaire Attacked by a mob on July 14, 1789
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Par: Kerry D
French Monarchy Ended
Prison of Bastille later destroyed.
National Holiday- July 14th
To celebrate and remember:
The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789
End of monarchy
The beginning of the First Republic
Parties/Gatherings similar to 4th of JulyBastille Day!July 14th
During bicentennial of the French Revolution
Charles Ott builds the Opera de la Bastille
Bastille now a modern opera house.
Opera house seats 2700 people
Newest technology- close to metro.
Neighborhood around Bastille filled with shops, theaters, clubs
In once a run down community.
Now in trendiest section of ParisOpera de la Bastille
Modeled after chapels like Charlemagne built
Lower level is the crypt, where the relics were stored.
Stained glass windows from floor to ceiling
Create a beautiful mosaic of light on the floor from the sun.
North windows depict scenes from the Old Testament
South windows show New Testament scenesArchitecture of the Sainte Chapelle