The Stones of the Bastille: Commemorative Objects
Starting on the evening of July 14th, the building contractor Palloy illegally sent workers to begin work on demolishing the Bastille. A year and a half later, nothing remained. However, in 1899, workers in charge of digging the tunnels for the Parisian metro made an interesting discovery: they found the base of the Liberty Tower, one of the Bastille’s eight towers. Impossible to leave it underground: these were rare vestiges of the former fortress. Consequently, they were piled up a little further off in the Henri-Galli Square.
Square Henri Galli