La Conciergerie

 

La Conciergerie on the banks of the Seine in Paris

 

La Conciergerie on the banks of the River Seine in heart of Paris was originally built as a medieval palace and is the oldest remaining part of the 'Palais de la Cité' the first royal palace in Paris.

 

 guillotine blade

 

It was used as a prison during the French Revolution's ''Reign of Terror' and it was where people were held prior to being taken to the guillotine. It is famously where Marie Antoinette spent her last days awaiting the same fate.

 

Marie Antoinette's cell in the Conciergerie in Paris

 

You can catch a glimpse of her in her cell contemplating her fate...

 

the garden courtyard at La Conciergerie in Paris

 

and take a stroll around the small courtyard which was her last taste of 'freedom'.

 

The Gothic features of the interior of La Conciergerie

 

The Gothic features of the interior of the building are worth the visit alone.

 

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La Conciergerie

2 Boulevard du Palais
75001 PARIS

 

1st arrondissemont

 

Official website

 

Open everyday* : 9.30 am to 6 pm 
Cash desks close 30 minutes earlier 

* Except  January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

 

Adult rate : 8,50 € 
Reduced rate : 5,50 €
 

(Usual concessions see website)

 

 Cité

 

 Notre Dame Saint Michel.

 

Nos.21, 25, 27, 38, 58,81,85 and Balabus

 
 
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