Composed in 1790, the song glorifies the events surrounding July 14, 1789, and recounts the episode that led to the taking of the Bastille. Rather than surrender, the Bastille's governor, De Launay, chose to resist. The text is unusual in that the taking of the Bastille is attributed to the bourgeoisie, and not to the people in general.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.