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Conciergerie

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Address: 2, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 53 40 60 96
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The present monument forms only a part of the former palace of the Capetian...

The present monument forms only a part of the former palace of the Capetian dynasty. Charles V ceased using the palace in the 14th century and decided to house his law courts here. The Concierge, or keeper, was appointed by the king and was responsible for policing within the palace walls. At the end of the 18th century, many prisoners detained by the Revolutionary Tribunal were held in the Conciergerie, including Marie-Antoinette. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.Open:> 2nd January to 31st December: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th DecemberAdmission fees: Adults : 8,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Interesting but a bit of prior knowledge is useful.

Enjoyed this site, as an EU citizen I was entitled to a reduced price,however if I had paid full price I might have felt a little bit underwhelmed. Having a good knowledge of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan C
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very nice architecture, and a much better way to keep the history alive through generations. It used to be an infamous jain during French Revolution, but now it hosts few important government department offices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Conciergerie is one of the most interesting museums of Paris! It is such an historical place that can teach us a lot!!

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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This huge building was a prison in which Marie-Antoinette and many leading figures of the Revolution were incarcerated before execution. It is, actually, part of the former royal palace (Palais de la Cite) which was turned into prison in 1358 when Charles V moved its court into the Louvre. The place bears its name after the “concierge” or the keeper... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to go to the Palace of Justice, but the queue was too long so we went here instead. Well worth it. Some sections are 15th century architecture. You learn about the different types of prisoners held here during the French revolution. You can see where and how Marie Antoniette was kept there. Definitely worth a visit.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say I expecting to see a bit more inside. The hall of the guards is quite interesting as it is very large and has many huge columns and Gothic arches. The prison cell of Marie-Antoinette is also interesting but the whole place is lacking is interpretation.

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Especially liked the cells where the condemned where held and the main hall has amazing vaulted ceilings.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this site, as an EU citizen I was entitled to a reduced price,however if I had paid full price I might have felt a little bit underwhelmed. Having a good knowledge of the history of the site and its prisoners and use meant that I think I got more out of it than someone going in cold.

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Peschiera Borromeo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

La Conciergerie is close to Sainte Chapelle. I visited it few days ago and I found it very interesting because I'm very interested in seeing places where very important events happened. The reconstruction of prison cells is very well done and there are exhaustive explanations in every room. A little chapel is annexed with a great story as well. I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, but was a little underwhelmed overall. I really liked a lot of the information, by there really wasn't too much to see. The lists of names of those sent to the guillotine was displayed well, as were the small prison cells. Marie Antoinette's cell was destroyed a long time ago, so there's only a replica... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We visited here on 23December whilst visiting the Christmas markets. We have visited Paris on many occasions , usually in the summer, and the queues then at the Concierge are long. However on this visit there were no queues and we virtually had the place to ourselves. At just under Euro 9 per adult we thought it excellent value for... More 

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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