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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...

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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Understanding "the Terror"

We had the Paris museum pass and figured we might as well take a minute to see this part of Paris history. It gave me a much better feel for and understanding of the French... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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Mukilteo, Washington

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

We had the Paris museum pass and figured we might as well take a minute to see this part of Paris history. It gave me a much better feel for and understanding of the French Revolution. Not as famous as Notre Dame or Saint Chapelle, but definitely worth an hour's time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

It is nice to walk through this building, pondering about all the historical events that took place within these walls. Of course, the exibition is focused mostly on the Revolution, but also good to know that this was the palace of Les Rois maudits. You can get a combined ticket to a St Chapelle, too.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Not a very big place. Saw the state of the prisons used during the French Revolution and couldn't help comparing how much times have changed. The current super posh Place de Concorde was the Place de la Revolution where Marie Antoinette was guillotined.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I don't know how many times I've passed this building, on boat tours on the Seine, walking by it on the way to St. Chappelle or some other site nearby. I know I have many pictures of it's black round towers protruding above it's light colored walls. So we decided to make a visit this trip. While this isn't an... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This building is next to St. Chappelle so u can see both sites without having to do a lot of walking. This was a prison where you can see where the orisoners lived before their trial. Marie Antoinette was housed here before her trial. You can see where she spent her last days before her death. They have a nice... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We visited the Conciergerie since it was on our Musee pass and we were out of time for standing (in the rain) in queue for Sainte-Chapelle. As the infamous site for many of the executions that occurred during the French revolution it definitely has a lot of historical interest, going a bit overboard in its emphasis on Marie Antoinette. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Stepping into this building, there is a sense of suffering. This is where prisoners were held before they faced the guillotine. Marie Antoinette was held here until she was killed. Unfortunately, when we attended, the prisoners partition was not open. But the architecture inside is enough to come and look at. The light and the arches make a great photography... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is one of those places I didn't know about until I got here. Learned a lot about the prison at the time of the French Revolution. A must-see for history buffs but interesting for everyone in general. Good value if bought in connection with Saint Chappelle which is next door. These are the buildings straight in front of you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Conciergerie has a lot of history, it has housed a lot of troops in its time and it is where a lot of prisoners were kept before their appointment with the guillotine, the most famous was Marie Antoinette. The design of the building is as interesting as its history. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Interesting place. This is where the victims of the Red Terror spent their last moments before being carted off to the guillotine. On the ground level next to the chapel is the commemorative place with plaques and paintings etc to the royal family (Marie Antoinette; Louis XVI and his sister). But the place itself has a much longer history reaching... 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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