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July Column, Paris

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The July Column is a monumental column in Paris commemorating the Revolution of 1830. It stands in the center of the Place de la Bastille and celebrates the Trois Glorieuses — the "three glorious" days of 27–29 July 1830 that saw the fall of King Charles X of France and the commencement of the "July Monarchy" of Louis-Philippe, King of the French. It was built between 1835 and 1840.
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  • Pretty awesome column height of 80 meters. Monument dedicated to memorable days of the revolution of 1830 years. When within three days was removed from power, King Charles X and began a constitutional monarchy. In the crypt at the foot of the monument is buried a symbolic ashes 504 victims of the revolution. Ground columns are two round pedestal from red and white marble. The column is crowned by a gilded statue of the genius of liberty whose torch in one hand and in the other, broken chains of slavery.
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  • It is the Tower in the center of the roundabout of the Bastille. Are covered by the Act at the bottom of the Tower's construction or something and didn't look. Statue on the top of the tower is too high and invisible, I was a little disappointed.
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  • The monument and very beautiful and carries story, but not a great attraction, but does not prevent you put in your path between a and another attraction.
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