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Visited on 24-Nov-18
This place is near to 'Ile de la cite Notre Dame' and is easily accessible by metro.
The queue is long and wait time is 40 min. Not much worth it except the building and the chapel. There is an...More
Just knowing this was the site for many to be held captive while awaiting execution was awkward. Then as you head down the corridors, there were shadows that seemed to creep around. It was getting close to closing so it might have been just reflections...More
This former palace now houses the judicial courts of the city of Paris.
The building is grand, classical, beautiful and well maintained.
During our visit, there were no tours inside, which was a shame.
Originally the Palais de la Cité, this historic complex houses the beautiful Sainte Chapelle and the infamous Conciergerie, where may people were imprisoned before their execution during the French Revolution. (See separate listings for more information) The main building was rebuilt in the 19th century.
The palace of justice is located on the Ile de la Cite next to Sainte Chapelle. The palace was once home to the French kings until 1358. The building now contains the city's law courts and many were sent for execution here during the revolution.
Impressed with the way everything seems so uncomplicated. There are arrows to ensure you go in the right direction , the information is in English along with French and it's not one of those museums that exhaust you with its need to be so detailed....More
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.