"The Conciergerie" Conciergerie Tip by kris-t

Conciergerie, Paris: 75 reviews and 182 photos

  The Conciergerie, Paris
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  • The Conciergerie, Paris - Paris
      The Conciergerie, Paris
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  • The Conciergerie, Paris - Paris
      The Conciergerie, Paris
    by kris-t
 

The Conciergerie is located on Ile de la Cité and was built by Phillipe the Fair (1284 - 1314) in the early 14th century.
This palace was part of the residence of the kings before the Louvre.
After that the Concierge rented it out to shopkeepers.

In 1391, the Conciergerie became the first prison of Paris. During the French Revolution, nearly 3,000 condemned spent their last days here. They were then transported to Concorde Square and many others Paris Squares (there was only one guillotine in Paris but portable) to be guillotined.

Today you can visit the Prisoners' Gallery, where the cells have been reconstituated according to those time.

Opening hours :
March 1 to October 31: from 9.30a.m. to 6p.m.
November 1 to February 29: from 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Prices :
Adults: 7 ?
Joint ticket Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle: 11 ?

Address: 1, quai de l'Horloge , 75001
Directions: Metro/Bus : Metro: Châtelet, Saint-Michel, Cité: lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14 / Bus: 21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85 and Balabus
RER:Châtelet-les-Halles, Saint-Michel, Notre-Dame: lines B and C - Follow the Seine banks to Ile de la Cité

Phone: + 33 (0)1 53 40 60 93
Website: http://conciergerie.monuments-nationaux.fr/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 4, 2010
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