"The Concergerie" Conciergerie Tip by Kate-Me

Conciergerie, Paris: 75 reviews and 182 photos

  The Concergerie
by Kate-Me

This building dates back to the beginning of the 14th century. It is most famous (or infamous) for its time spent as a prison during the French Revolution, where Marie Antoinette and so many other unfortunate nobles were kept before their journey to the Guillotine.
Inside was even more interesting than I was expecting. You can view a room very similar to the one which Marie Antoinette would have been kept in (complete with display) and learn a lot about the French Revolution through videos and historical displays.
There is even a huge board listing the names of all those who were guillotined, which rather surprised me that it was so methodical, and not somewhat random executions as I had imagined before, even though I've read all the Scarlet Pimpernel novels!

Address: 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
Directions: Near Quai de l'Horloge.
Phone: +33 1 53 40 60 80
Website: http://www.paris-conciergerie.fr/en/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 21, 2003
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