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Address: 2, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 53 40 60 96
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Description: The present monument forms only a part of the former palace of the...
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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tucked away near Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle

the place reeks of history (yes, yes like most of Paris); it's part of the former royal palace (along with Sainte-Chapelle) but is most famous as the prison during the turbulent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

the place reeks of history (yes, yes like most of Paris); it's part of the former royal palace (along with Sainte-Chapelle) but is most famous as the prison during the turbulent revolutionary period. Wonderful Gothic architecture, and a somewhat chilling/informative experience of the final days/hours of some of the key folk during that time (e.g. Marie Antoinette, Robespierre).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place used to be a prison, and it has amazing history. It's the place where Marie Antoinette was kept temporarily, and you can see her cell. You can go to both places with your museum pass, but you can't skip the line for Sainte Chapelle. The Conciergerie itself wasn't busy at all so you can get there soon, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped in the afternoon for a quick run through, but found it very interesting. It was very interesting to learn a little French history our first day.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was a hot summer day in Paris when I entered the Conciergerie. There was no line and it was nice and cool inside. As I began the self-guided tour I started by to exploring the large hall of the guards on my own. I was swallowed up by the architecture of the middle Ages, and read some of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Chapel is right next to what was once a palace then turned prison. The buildings architecture and the cell of Marie Anntionette are the main points of interest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This old palace that was a Royal residence until the XIV century. After that it became a prison and during the "Terror" period of the French Revolution, it was considered Death Row. Queen Marie Antoinette spent her last days there. You can see the cell where she was held prisoner. It is also called Palis de la Citè. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is near Notre Dame Isle de Cite- It is included in your museum pass and brings perspective to the Revolution. This former small palace was transformed into a jail. Marie Antionette, as well as thousands of others spent their last days here. Somber but after visiting Versailles- really brought home the fall of the Royalty. Maybe spend 30 min... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The conciergerie gives fascinating insights into two very different periods of Paris's history. First, the middle ages, with some wonderful rib vaulted rooms dating from the late 13th c., when the building was the royal palace (before the court moved to the north bank for greater security). Secondly, the Revolution, when the place was the prison for those awaiting trial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'm really into the French Revolution and anything that has to do with Marie Antoinette. They have the cells set up to look like they did when they held prisoners and you can go into the court yard and see what it would have been like for the people kept there. They also have a list of everyone who was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This should really appeal to European history buffs. Paris's jail during the French Revolution and the reign of terror, relates the history of the place from the imprisonment and execution of Marie Antoinette, through the trials and executions of the aristocracy to the days when the Revolutionaries turned on each other, culminating in the execution of the chief perpetrator, Robespiere.... More 

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Address: 2, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 53 40 60 96
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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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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