Pont de la Concorde, 7e

Pont de la Concorde, 7ePont de la Concorde, 7e

At half past three on July 14, 1789, a large mob marched on the Bastille, searching for gunpowder and prisoners of the unpopular King Louis XVI. The prison was heavily guarded but eventually the mob got in and rescued the seven prisoners being held there. Two days after the storming of the Bastille, the National Assembly ordered that it be burned to the ground. The crowds cheered as the prison walls crumbled. The same stones that fell when the Bastille was burned were used to build the Pont de la Concorde over the Seine, connecting Place de la Concorde on the Right bank and the Palais Bourbon on the Left bank.