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Conciergerie

2, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
01 53 40 60 96
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Ranked #193 of 690 attractions in Paris
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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 « less
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Cahors, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I had a small nightmare after visiting this site. Not that the visit was scary. I have an imaginative brain. The conciergerie was the place where prisoners were detained before being carted off to the guillotine. The conditions would have been as appalling as one can ever imagine. Even worse than Auschwitz. One can imagine the tears, the distress, the... More

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Conciergerie is probably one of the least visited sites on Ile de la Cite, yet I found one of the most fascinating. It is almost next door to Saint Chapelle. While huge crowds line up to see Sainte Chapelle, you will have the Conciergerie almost to yourself. Included in the Paris Museum Pass, you can visit it, the towers... More

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Dallas, Texas Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Seeing where people were held prior to their executions was moving, especially the section pertaining to Marie Antoinette's incarceration. Definitely worth the visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Probably one of my favourite visits on this trip to Paris. No crowds to take away from the impressive vaulted hall as you enter. Be sure to read up prior to your visit and it will have a lot more meaning for you. The history is sad and terrible but we truly enjoyed our visit. Please be aware that the... More

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We purchased our ticket for this with the Sainte Chapelle ticket. We had a hard time finding where to go to enter. You have to leave the gates of the church and walk across the street. The recreations of the cell are interesting. Unfortunately most plaques were in French so we didn't get to understand he whole tour. I enjoyed... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

you must read about this before hand to understand most of it. This is where Marie Antoinette was kept leading up to her execution - read all the sings and travel down the small wooden path to the very back of the Chapelle

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

With a fanciful turret, this building located on the Seine takes you back to medieval times. It was a symbol of power in the 14th century and the French kings lived here until it became a seat of the Parliment of Paris. It later became a foreboding prison for those who went on trial before the Revolutionary Tribunal. Thousands went... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The Conciergerie in Paris is a special place as well. It looks beautiful today. But it was also the place where Marie-Antoinette spent her last days. It's also huge. So the fireplaces are huge too!!

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Lebanon, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Okay, folks, why so harsh? After all, this IS a prison. Buy your ticket in combo with Sainte Chapelle or use your museum pass...it's worth the couple euros for a true taste of the French Revolution. See the pretty little pitcher Marie Antoinette drank her last sips of water from and see if you don't get a bit teary eyed,... More

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Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We decided to tour the Conciergerie after visiting Notre Dame and Saint Chapelle. It was covered by the Museum Pass. Eerie feeling knowing that this is where prisoners spent their last night before being carted off to their death. Conditions were deplorable unless you were rich and famous..kind of like how it is today...sort of. A nice piece if history... More

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