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Place de la Nation, Paris

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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The place de la Nation is a circle on the eastern side of Paris, between Place de la Bastille and the Bois de Vincennes, along the border of the 11th and 12th arrondissements.Widely known for having the most active guillotines during the French Revolution, the square was renamed the Place de la Nation on 14 July 1789, Bastille Day.Featuring a large bronze sculpture, the 'Triomphe de la République', the square is encircled by shops and a flower garden — and is served by the Paris Metro station Nation.HistoryAncien RegimeTo this day, Paris bears traces of the mur des Fermiers généraux, a wall built between 1784 and 1791, one of the several city walls built between the early Middle Ages to the mid 19th century well beyond the buildings of Paris in a campaign to encircle houses, gardens and monasteries for the purpose of controlling the flow of goods and to enable their taxation by the Farmers General.The wall's construction left a vast grassy space of vines and market gardens as far as the medieval city wall and the walls of the gardens of the old village of Picpus, filled with major convents, schools and retreats. A throne was erected in this space on 26 July 1660 for the solemn arrival of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa of Spain following their marriage in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. This gave the square its original name of place du Trône.
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  • The place of the Nation, former place of the throne then place of the toppled throne, is located at the intersection of 11th and 12th arrondissements. In the southern part, the guillotine was established in 1792. More 1000condamnes were executed and thrown into mass graves in the cemetery of Picpus. Several development projects that were not built; the elephant for the Bastille, a triumphal arch. "Still 2 columns of Claude Nicolas Ledoux (architect include the Grande Saline d'Arc and can and the granting of the place Denfert-Rochereau) e central monument, the statue known as ' the triumph of the Republic" tour to the Bastille square. The area around this place offers only very limited interest.
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  • Wide area. Tourists a bit more machines. Liked the fact that planted lots of greenery to remove fumes from transport. It was not clear that this is a cultural monument. Just nice and restless from the movement area.
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  • In Paris all called beautiful-and even completely usual a large area with a circular motion. While looking for your turn, you can try to examine the central sculpture.
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  • One of the biggest squares in Paris. A rather impersonal place, but interesting to see. Few restaurants around, especially on boulevard Voltaire
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  • Great coffee shops and good restaurants
  • A very good and beautiful place.)
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