The Conciergerie was a former medieval royal palace, residence of famous french kings such as Philippe Auguste, Saint Louis and Philippe the Fair. Named after the Concierge, the king’s steward who had many privileges. Used as a prison at an early date, used later by the Parliament, it became especially famous for the Revolutionary tribunal in 1793. During this period, over 2 700 prisoners spent there last hours here. Among the victims, was queen Marie-Antoinette, executed at the age of 37.
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Entrance fee : 9 € adult. Combined ticket with the Sainte Chapelle : 15 €. Special conditions for groups. Opening hours : 9h-18h everyday.
Guided tour : 1h30 to 2h. Possible visit with the Sainte Chapelle next to it : 2h-3h.
Women at the Conciergerie
Tour related to female characters who where imprisoned here at different periods, like queen Marie-Antoinette, the Comtesse de la Motte, or the Marquise de Brinvilliers.
My favorite monuments
Join me to visit some of my favourite monuments of Paris. The Opera Garnier has an unbelievable architecture and it keeps fascinating me.
The Pere Lachaise cemetery is really a place to stroll around, to discover its amazing statues and graves. Its quiet alleys surrounded by old trees, are full of charm.
Basilica of Saint Denis is a delightful monument, where you can appreciate the most important number of recumbent medieval statues and the first example of the gothic style in France.