The Bastille place was formely the place of the Bastille prison which was destroyed during the French Revolution. In it center, the July column commemorates the events of the July Revolution of 1830.
The square of the Bastille is often home to concerts and similar events. The north eastern area of Bastille is busy at night due to many cafes, bars, night clubs and concert halls.
You would enjoy staying in a hotel close to the area of Bastille. It is quite different from other districts of Paris.
Metro station "Bastille"