Conciergerie

Conciergerie, Paris: Hours, Address, Conciergerie Reviews: 4/5

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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
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Neighborhood: Ile de la Cité / 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.
How to get there
  • Cité • 2 min walk
  • St-Michel – Notre-Dame • 4 min walk
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CommonGroundTraveler
Saint Paul, MN209 contributions
Dec 2019
During our visit there was a exhibit for Marie Antoinette and this made my trip to this museum. If you plan to also see Sainte Chapelle visit here first and you can get a combo ticket for both locations. Chances are there will be little or no line here- unlike at Sainte Chapelle. We visited during the strikes and part of the museum was closed so they gave us a discount on the tickets.
Anyone interested in Marie Antoinette- or the French Revolution should come here. It gives a good overall education about the revolution and what was happening in Paris before, during, and after. You can see the locations prisoners were held and lived which is interesting. It's a self led tour so you can go as slow or as fast as you want. Information is written in French and English.
Written January 2, 2020
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Bryn Heather Johnson
Draper, UT152 contributions
Dec 2019
We waited in a small line to visit the conciergerie (we bought a combined ticket with Sainte-Chapelle). Once inside you could go at your own pace so it didn't seem too crowded. Our kids really liked this as they have all heard of Marie Antoinette. Most of the museum was "History's Interpretation of Marie Antoinette". It was really interesting to walk around the conciergerie and think about the events of the French Revolution. If you like history, this is a really great museum.
Written January 9, 2020
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Peter B
Cincinnati, OH310 contributions
May 2022
The sight itself is not essential on a Paris visit, but they have a new virtual reality tablet that is worthwhile in itself. It replaces the old audio guide. It allows you to get visual information on each room (it knows where you are and serves up specific content). But when you hold up the tablet to a wall, it presents a visual of what the room looked like 200 years ago. And has interactive links for more info. It is very well done.
Written June 5, 2022
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,809 contributions
Aug 2019
The Conciergerie is an amazing place of history - so chilling to walk through and think about the scenes it has witnessed for hundreds of years. The displays are informative and bring to life the history. We went in with our Museum Pass. We were unfortunately pressed for time so were there only about 45 minutes, but easily could have spent another half an hour or more.
Written February 21, 2020
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bananafishfever
Florida525 contributions
Feb 2020
My rating is for the Conciergerie during our visit - they were in the midst of a renovation/overhaul so there wasn’t much on exhibit during our trip. We spent about 30 minutes viewing Marie Antoinette’s prison, chapel, etc. I think it would have been more interesting if they had more on display but winter seems to be a time where most museums are transitioning their collections and a lot is closed. This was included in our Paris Museum Pass and was easy to visit along with nearby Sainte Chapelle.
Written February 17, 2020
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Andreea G
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain275 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Absolutely nothing to see. Very little interaction, some empty walls and some boards about it’s history.
Very boring and bot much to see. For 9€ the entrance I expected more. It has a nice exterior but on the inside is very boring. Part of the building is used as the Justice Ministry, or something like that
Written July 6, 2021
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Steve A
Bath, ME76 contributions
Jan 2020
Although just a few days remain, the exhibition on Marie-Antoinette was just fascinating. There are wonderful artifacts on display (including her letter to sister-in-law Elizabeth just before her execution) and a very good study of how the Queen has been portrayed in literature and film over time. She remains an enigma ....
Written January 23, 2020
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JASIndy123
Indianapolis, IN170 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
The Conciergerie is a really cool place to spend a few hours in Paris. With its storied history, it is very cool to walk through the old prison. The Marie Antoinette exhibit, in particular, was great. The exhibit displayed how Marie was portrayed in her time and thereafter. It was visually interesting and thought provoking. If you find her a fascinating person in history, I highly recommend.
Written January 29, 2020
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Patricia L
Ventura, CA29 contributions
Nov 2019
We initially went to the Conciergerie because it was included in our Museum Pass. But it turned out to be one of the more interesting places we visited. They had a special exhibit on Marie Antoinette which was so well done! Just fascinating. The architecture was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about this place. I would recommend it.
Written February 4, 2020
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,643 contributions
Jan 2020
On crossing Pont Du Change, we saw the Conciergerie on the right, which was a old palace used by french kings. It became a detention prison during the French Revolution and the most famous prisoner was Marie-Antoinette.

When we visited there was an exhibition of on the life, times and fashion icon of Marie-Antoinette. The exhibition was very enjoyable and informative. We also visited a commemorative chapel was erected on the site of her cell.

Must visit and see.
Written February 16, 2020
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