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A walk from Bastille to Notre-Dame via the Marais and the City Hall of Paris.
The tour starts at the Place de la Bastille. This square is the symbolic place of the French Revolution, where the old fortress of the Bastille was stormed on July 14, 1789, which marked the first act of the French Revolution. In the centre of the square is the July Column, decided by Louis-Philippe. It was inaugurated in 1840. On the square, you can find the Bastille Opera House, built during the seven years of François Mitterrand in order to democratize the opera. The entrance to the Marais district is via the Place des Vosges, a former royal square. Construction began in 1605 under the reign of Henri IV and was completed on the occasion of the engagement of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria. The route follows the Rue des Rosiers, the main street of a traditionally Jewish district. However, the typical character of this street tends to disappear with the installation of clothing signs whose appearance is the same throughout the world. Then change of atmosphere with the other part of the Marais and the passage in front of the Point-Virgule "the smallest of the large Parisian rooms" dedicated nowadays to the theatre-café and which saw in particular started: Jean-Marie Bigard, Pierre Palmade, Laurent Ruquier, Chantal Ladesou, Florence Foresti, Anne Roumanoff, Stephane Guillon...The end of the hike passes by the 2 islands of Paris: The island Saint-Louis (recommended stop at Berthillon, famous ice-cream parlour- guaranteed attendance in summer) and the island of the city, cradle of the city of Paris.