Mar 23, 2010

Le Colonne de Juillet is in the Place de la Bastille, 11 th arrondissement. It remembers the July Revolution of 1830 that made Louis-Philippe, duc d’Orléans, King of the French. Louis-Philippe, known as the Citizen King, cemented the column’s first stone in place on july 28th, 1831. Designed by Architect Jean-Antoine Alavoine,it is an elaborate Corinthian column. There’s a spiral staircase inside. The names of the Parisians who died during the July Revolution were engraved in gold on the column.

Station on Paris metro: Bastille