2 Boulevard du Palais
Best metros stations for La Conciergerie are:
Cité - 4mins walk
Châtelet - 10min walk
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.The Gothic features of the interior of the building are worth the visit alone.
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.
You can catch a glimpse of her in her cell contemplating her fate and take a stroll around the small courtyard which was her last taste of 'freedom'.
It's possible to purchase a combined entry ticket for the Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle.
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 €
Other transport options
St Michel Notre Dame
Buses: 21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85 and Balabus