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Conciergerie

Address: 2, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
Phone Number: 01 53 40 60 96
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Ranked #185 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The present monument forms only a part of the former palace of the Capetian dynasty. Charles V...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The Conciergerie is a lovely building located on the Ile de la Cite in central paris. It was originally a prison! Most definitely worth a visit!

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michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This seems like a great place to visit and I am sure it is beautiful but you would think they could update their website from "open" to "closed for construction!" It is a nice day to walk around Paris but still...

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The space feels rather sterile and bare considering its history, but there are lots of interesting details to look at. The vaulting is beautiful. The mock-up of Marie Antoinette seemed a bit cheesy, but I get why it's there.

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

All the guidebooks talked about the three attractions on "Ile de la Cite" as a group: Cathedrale Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie. The first two are excellent attractions... but the Conciergerie was simply an average attraction. Unless you have an interest in prisons... or you have seen everything else in Paris already, I would skip this attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The royal residence for centuries, very nice building from 6th century. Arts and objects in the first part. The back rooms keep the personality they got from the 14th century: detention center/ prison. Corridors, guardians offices and cells are showed as they were, even the cell were the Queen Marie Antoinette was kept before being executed at the Concorde. Crossing... More 

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Originally I was going to give this an average review, but upon reflection, I increased it. My favorites were the items from St. Louis - one of his shirts, among other items. Also the parts about the prison and Marie Antoinette were of interest. There are a few toilets in the rear of the lowest floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Dating back to the 6th Century, this site was the royal residence for eight hundred years, until Charles V vacated the premises and turned part of it into a prison at the end of the 14th Century. Throughout the years 1793 and 1794, over 2,700 people appeared before the Revolutionary Tribunal and were deemed to be an enemy of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The admission ticket to Sainte-Chapelle comes with admission to the Conciergerie. That's useful as it means more visitors get to see this former prison which would have otherwise have been missed. And it is worth a short visit if one has at least some interest in the historic role it's played in France's history. The external building, with its three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We visited during June 2014 and the main floor with its vaulted ceiling was quite sparse. At the back, past the gift shop, go see the re-created prison and guard cells. Upstairs there is a list of people who were executed during the French Revolution, including its most famous resident Marie Antoinette. The chapel where she prayed and a re-creation... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The historical significance of the site is unquestionable, but this is, maybe, the main reason I was disappointed with the visit. Apart of some mannequins (specially in the Marie Antoinette cell) and lists with the names of the executed prisoners, there's not much to see. You can see some cells, and a very small part of the building, and that's... More 

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