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La Conciergerie

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about La Conciergerie.

La Conciergerie features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Part of a World Heritage Site
  • Imposing building

Time required: 45 minutes

Phone: +33 1 53 40 60 80

Web site: http://conciergerie.monu...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 9:30am - 6pm
Jan 1, May 1 and Dec 25: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 7 €
Reduced: 4.5 €
Under 25: Free
Disabled, Unemployed: Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 4: Cite station

Address: 2, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris

Things you need to know:

  • La Conciergerie is an imposing Gothic palace built in the beginning of the 14th century on Ile de la Cité
  • It was built by Philippe the Fair as a royal palace, later (1391) it was converted into a prison
  • It was during the Revolution that it earned its international fame as being a place of terror
  • Thousands were held here (incl. Marie Antoinette, Danton, and Robespierre) before their execution by guillotine
  • Today you can see prison cells and trial rooms, a medieval kitchen, and a torture chamber
  • Other highlight is the magnificently vaulted Hall of the Men-at-Arms (Salle des Gens d'Armes)
  • The clock tower (Tour de l'Horloge), built in 1370, houses the first public clock of Paris

What to do there:

  • Admire the imposing building
  • Enter the palace and visit the museum

Tips & Insights:

  • You can save money buy purchasing a Concergerie-Saint Chapelle combined ticket for 11 €

 

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