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Bastille, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBastille, thethe BastilleBas‧tille, the /bæˈstiːl/ 🔊 🔊 an old prison in Paris, attacked and destroyed on 14 July 1789 during the French revolution. This date is now celebrated each year as a French national holiday (Bastille Day) 🔊 The storming of the Bastille really marked the beginning of the French Revolution.
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