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Conciergerie, Paris: 75 reviews and 182 photos

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The mediaeval castle on île de la Cité, known as la Conciergerie, was built in the 13th century as the royal palace. When in the 14th century the royal residence was transferred to the Louvre, la Conciergerie was converted into a prison, and remained so through the French Revolution when it was the location of many executions. Numerous historic figures were imprisoned here, including Marie Antoinette and Napoléon III. Today, la Conciergerie is part of the Palais de Justice complex, but a section of it is open to the public as a museum. Of interest are several sections, including the 14th century Gothic Salle des Gens d'Armes, the largest surviving mediaeval hall in Europe (see attached photos), and the reconstructed prison cell of Marie-Antoinette.

Address: 1, quai de l'Horloge, Île de la Cité, Paris 1er
Directions: Métro: Cité ; RER: Saint Michel-Notre Dame, Châtelet-Les Halles
Phone: +33 1 53 40 60 80
Website: http://www.paris-conciergerie.fr/en/

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