The razed Bastille ... in 1784

The razed Bastille ... in 1784

The upkeep of La Bastille is very expensive for Necker and therefore for Louis XVI. At its center he would set up a pedestal made up of chains and bolts from the dungeons and a statue of the king "extending a hand of liberation towards the ruined tower." This work was never carried out, but we know the circumstances in which the Bastille was finally destroyed!


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