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"The monument at the Place de la Bastille is called the Colonne de Juillet, in reference to the Revolution of 1830 in France. Interestingly, the monument is not a reference to the Bastille Fort, which fell on July 14, 1789, really kicking off the French Revolution."
"The ancient fortress of the Bastille used to be located on the square. This state prison was invaded on July 14th 1789 and destroyed by the revolutionaries."

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