JULY 14, 1789, THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
On July 14, 1789, the Bastille prison fell into the hands of the revolutionaries. Many legends surround this moment, but what really went on?
SECRETS OF HISTORY returns to the sites where the events of July 12, 13 and 14 took place. The gardens of the Palais-Royal, where Camille Desmoulins harangued the Parisians. The Tuileries garden, where a blunder triggered everything. The Hôtel des Invalides, which was invaded by 8,000 rioters who seized empty guns there. The Palace of Versailles, where Louis XVI learned of what was happening. The fortress of the Bastille, finally, where the final assault took place.