there were riots in the countryside. Peasants burned their nobles' chateaux, monasteries and buildings which housed public records. They particularly targeted documents which contained records of their feudal obligations. It was called "The Great Fear" and spread quickly throughout France. http://www.historywiz.com/greatfear.htm
The Storming of the Bastille in Paris took place on the14th of July 1789. While the medieval fortress known as the Bastille had only seven prisoners, its fall destruction of the French Revolution and it became greatly remembered by the French Republic. It also became a holiday on July 4th called Bastille Day.