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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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Good Museum - Worth it if you have the Museum Pass, but maybe not for single entry fee

So, if you have the Paris Museum Pass and have 30 minutes to spare, check out the Conciergerie. It's a huge building and very small inside from what they let you see. It was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So, if you have the Paris Museum Pass and have 30 minutes to spare, check out the Conciergerie. It's a huge building and very small inside from what they let you see. It was a good visit and I'm glad we went but I would not have paid the entry fee to see it if I didn't have the museum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were in process of creating some kind of exhibition in main entry hall when we visited. As an English speaking tourist, there are some English translations on some exhibits, but most is in French (which we respect and accept). Our perception based on what we read in exhibition was that a number of assumptions and suppositions have been made... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had put off visiting the conciergerie as I didn't know much about it. I finally had a free afternoon and thought, why not? I was unexpectedly surprised by how interesting it was. The first part is a great preservation of French history and the vaulted ceiling is just gorgeous. The second part is all about the revolution which I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a tour of the Conciergerie with Isabelle from Localers tours as part of our family friendly French Revolution tour which started at the site of the Bastille.This tour was excellent ,Isabelle was a terrific guide and really explained the harsh conditions that the prisoners were kept under.We visited Marie Antoinette's gaol cell and saw examples of the guillotine... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Paris 47 years ago and have always wondered what is in the Conciergerie. Yesterday I found out. NOTHING. That's right. NOTHING. Oh, maybe five prisoners cells and some gigantic foundation columns, otherwise, NOTHING. I had free admission with my Paris museum pass. Don't be tempted. Skip it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 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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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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