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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Address: 2 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 53 40 60 96
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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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Visited La conciergerie multiple times, still love the story of Marie Antoinette

This building is really if you love the history of the French revolution and Marie Antoinette which I do. Wondering around , watching the movie is really a great time for me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Derby, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit scary too ... just the feel of it This is a well presented in situ view of an important period of French history The staff were very pleasant and friendly .. a good job too. It could have been a very depressing visit otherwise. I was riveted by the information boards as I didn't know the full story... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place to visit. Get the audio guide which explains everything you are looking at. Its very cool to walk in the footsteps where so much history occurred.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is really if you love the history of the French revolution and Marie Antoinette which I do. Wondering around , watching the movie is really a great time for me. This time there was considerable renovation going on in the grand hall.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interior is stunning and exceptional visit if you have time. Very short lines and doesnt take all that long

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This one you can skip if you are pressed for time. It was interesting to look at the building, and the exhibits were well done. I liked seeing the sample cells, where Marie Antoinette spent her last days and prayed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to this place at all. The inner space is under construction but the short tour of the cells where Marie Antoinette spent her last days is a pretty feeble attempt to recreate history. Not worth the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nearest Metro – Cite – Quite interesting actually, and obviously a place of huge significance for France. I did feel, though, that although about right for the price (8.50 Euro) having to pay extra to go into the chapel was a bit much, as really, there wasn’t a lot to see overall. If your time in Paris is limited, use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Conciergerie was the last home (?) of Marie Antoinette. Just a wagon ride to Place de Concorde and it was all over. This is a very interesting look at the history of the revolution. There is not much there - in the main prisoner area, but the room the arches is a great space. Go into the area with... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 14th century building is a must see in Paris. The history, including that of the French Revolution is palpable. You can even see a reconstruction of Queen Marie-Antoinette's cell.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not too much to see, but still and interesting view of the French Revolutions detention cells. The cell where Marie Antoinette spent her last days. Still place that you should visit.

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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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