Tvrđava, kula, utvrđen zamak sa kulama koji služi kao tamnica.
Pariska tamnica za političke krivce; razorena za vreme buržoaske revolucije: 14. jula 1789. godine.
Podigao ju je u 14. veku Karlo 5.
Bastile; prison or fortress, especially that of Paris (destroyed by revolutionaries, July 14, 1789).
Castle of St Antoine, built about 1370 as part of the fortifications of Paris. It was made a state prison by Cardinal Richelieu and was stormed by the mob that set the French Revolution in motion 14 July 1789. Only seven prisoners were found in the castle when it was stormed; the governor and most of the garrison were killed, and the Bastille was razed.
A castle in Paris, later used as a prison. Considered a symbol of the oppressive old regime, it was demolished soon after the beginning of the French Revolution.