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"La Conciergerie" Conciergerie Tip by Janni67

Conciergerie, Paris: 74 reviews and 173 photos

  La Conciergerie
by Janni67

Part of the first palace of the kings of France (They later moved to the Louvre palace), the Conciergerie became the first Paris prison in 1391. Located on the Cité island nearby the Notre Dame cathedral and the Sainte Chapelle, it became famous during the 1789 French revolution: in 1793 and 1794, as much as 2780 men and women were sentenced to death and detained in the Conciergerie until they left for the Concorde square where they.. well, lost their heads. Marie-Antoinette, queen of France and sister of the king of Austria, was among them. Marie Antoinette's cell is now a chapel to her memory, and includes her crucifix, and two portraits of her.

Address: 1, quai de l'Horloge
Directions: Metro: Cité
La Conciergerie is open from 10am to 5pm, or 6pm (from April to September). Its' visit can be combined with the visit of the Sainte Chapelle. Save time and money using the Museum and Monument pass.

Phone: +33 1 53 40 60 80

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2003
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