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Conciergerie

#199 of 2,275 things to do in Paris
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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...more
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2 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're interested in French history this is unmissable. From the oldest medieval castle hall in Europe to the cells where Marie Antoinette and thousands of others spent their final days, this has it all. On the Ile de Citè, the oldest part of Paris,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice sight located near river Seine and Saint Chapelle church. It's massive and the architecture is great but we did not enter as we have heard that there is not so much to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the reviews are right when they say there's not much to see. Pros: - Right next to the Sainte-Chapelle so if you visit one you can cease that you're close and check it out - If you're interested in Marie Antoinette's life you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luisventura17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, there is a lot of reading and watching the videos to do if you visit here. An important part of the French Revolution and the aftermath. if you stop by San Chappell it is worth the time to visit and if you have bought...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bear H
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely nothing to see - it is empty and the interesting places are closed for the public. What is more the price is really suprising for this kind of disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maria O
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We think this is an excellent choice to visit. Lots of history and really it puts it all together reference the French revolution etc. Yes the rooms are basically empty but that is only one part of the picture. I would buy the joint ticket...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed December 11, 2018

After visiting the Notre-Dame de Paris we wondered over to see the Conciergerie and Sainte Chappelle. Well, the Chappelle was nice but I would have regretted paying to visit the Conciergerie. Fortunately it is one of the many buildings, monuments, galleries and museums included in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KGinBris
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Disclosure: visit was November 2016. I literally stumbled upon this while walking the streets of Paris. What is left of the 12th century medieval castle has been turned into the Palace of Justice, a defunct historical prison, and St. Chapelle (I will review separately). The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
Reviewed November 18, 2018

If you are interested in the French Revolution, the Conciergerie is definitely worth a stop. It provides a window into what prisoners experienced in the final weeks and days leading up to their inevitable trip to the guillotine. It's also an amazing old building.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carol757
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Very interesting especially if you are into history and the French Revolution. The room with all the names of the prisoners and those executed was quite touching. I am glad we took the time to visit here. It brought the history I learned in school...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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,
...More
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GooneToo
July 23, 2017|
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Response from G. M | Reviewed this property |
Hi-to be honest, we've visited many a historical location all over Europe and America and have never used the various aids on offer which tend to distract from the overall experience/significance of a place and invariably... More
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ChrisP19
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Dr Benjamin P | Reviewed this property |
Take as little as you can. Paris is on high alert and so, my advice is, don't complicate your life by creating issues. Excess luggage is a point in focus here.
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danielholl
July 11, 2016|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've only just seen your question so this is probably too late. The trip took us about an hour and a half. A lot of people also do the Sainte Chapelle, which together make for a very interesting few hours.
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CjRose85
Muncie, Indiana
Buying Paris Passes from Conciergerie.com (31 Replies)
Hey, folks. I'm leaving for Paris in about a week and a half. For quite a while, i've planned on buying my passes through this website because they're considerably cheaper and they include the RER and admission to the fountain show at Versailles. But now that I'm getting ready to actually buy them, I can't find a darn thing about that website. I want to make sure it's legitimate! I'm googling within an inch of my life and I can't seem to find a review, a complaint, a Facebook page or even...More
June 15, 2013|
Response fromsydneynick|
The Paris Pass should be avoided. It is just a collection of existing passes put into one envelope at a cost considerably greater than the total price of the various passes. It would be impossible to do all the incluyded activities in the available time.
Deborah G
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Question on under 18 free entry to various museums (4 Replies)
I have purchased tickets online to some of the places we will be visiting in Paris to avoid queueing in the ticket line. My daughter is under 18 and as such, can access many of these places for free. However, I seem to remember reading somewhere that I might still need to go to a ticket line for her to obtain a free ticket pass, which would seem to negate the advantage of getting tickets online in advance. Can anyone tell me how this works? For instance, I have purchased tickets to...More
March 05, 2017|
Response fromacleland2017|
I am wondering what you did on this topic? I have the same situation, and also thought it might be easier to buy tickets for the kids. Thanks!
Carole P
Printed tickets (3 Replies)
Paris Super Saver: Skip the Line Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie Combined Ticket I do not have a phone. Can I be -emailed (to my computer) the tickets and print them for admission?
January 21, 2017|
Response fromJanettravels44|
If you haven't bought it, don't bother just pck it up at the Concjergerie where there is rarely a line. It may or may not let you skip the line for Ste. Chapelle. Having tickets or a pass does not always get you to a special security line at this site and often ticket holders end up in the long regular security line. It is a high security venue as it is within a police station.