A former medieval royal palace, it was the 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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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.