I'll be going to Paris in a few days to see CHM and other friends. I won't be seeing this sight, however, because the building doesn't exist any more. Did you know what the old Château de la Bastille looked like?
CHM gave me this image (an old postcard) nearly 20 years ago. The Bastille was built between 1370 and 1382 to protect the eastern side of Paris — in other words, to keep the English out during the 100 Years' War. Later it was used as a prison. It was demolished as a symbol of royal abuse at the time of the 1789 Revolution.