May 21, 1791. On the day that the Bastille was finally completely razed to the ground - The Point

Phew, it's done ! Where once stood two years earlier the fortress abhorrée, there are more than a wasteland. The contractor Pierre-François Palloy can be satis

May 21, 1791. On the day that the Bastille was finally completely razed to the ground - The Point


Phew, it's done ! Where once stood two years earlier the fortress abhorrée, there are more than a wasteland. The contractor Pierre-François Palloy can be satisfied. It only took 22 months for taking away the symbol of despotic royal.

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Less than a week after the storming of the Bastille, Palloy selects a thousand workers excited to take the fortress by assault for the second time. They dangle the stones from the top of the walls, sometimes joined by curious visitors who recover memories. Over the months, the monstrous édif...

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