"Re-Live the French Revolution" Conciergerie Tip by TexasDave

Conciergerie, Paris: 75 reviews and 182 photos

   
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  • Re-Live the French Revolution - Paris
  • Re-Live the French Revolution - Paris
  • Re-Live the French Revolution - Paris
  • Re-Live the French Revolution - Paris
  • Display of Marie Antionette in her Cell - Paris
      Display of Marie Antionette in her Cell
    by TexasDave
 

This was once a royal palace but at the end of the 14th century Charles V left it in charge of his steward or Concierge, and thus the modern name.
Besides the secular Gothic architecture, its claim to fame is that it housed thousands of prisoners during the French Revolution, the most famous of which was Marie Antoinette herself. Her cell is outfitted with mannequins to give a feel of the scene before her death. Kind of creepy and awe-inspiring all at the same time.

Address: 1, quai de l'Horloge , 75001
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/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 29, 2010
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