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Conciergerie, Paris

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Historic Site
An ancient medieval fortress and prison, Conciergerie features remarkable medieval royal architecture. This was the site of Marie Antoinette's imprisonment in the period leading up to her execution in 1793. Don't miss the clock tower, which is visible from the street and was cleaned in 2013: it is the oldest clock tower in Paris. Use our Paris family vacation planner to add Conciergerie and other attractions to your Paris vacation plans.
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  • We were very excited to see the place where they had locked up María Antoinette, but upon entering, disappointed us much, since even see where he was, it does not cause you much impact, please do not buy the Guide electronic, unless you have children... otherwise are 6 euros in the trash... we ask it in Spanish, we were told that it was to read and we thought that all the explanation of all was , however is very little content in terms of information. What if it's worth is come and discover the great arches filled room... beautiful, if you're going to go, I recommend you to see a documentary before as it was the imprisonment, trial and everything in María Antoinette, I feel that the information that is there is very vague or little... and for that you fill with passion to know where you stand if you need more information , of like and why the rebels do what they do the death of King Louis and Marie-Antoinette.
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  • It is 1 beautiful building, very well restored! However, I am disappointed, there is no life! You visit 1 empty building! Just cool effects to explain the course of a prisoner. No furniture, no staging...
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  • Erase us the history of France! The Dungeon of marie Antoinette, finally the representation of the Dungeon of Marie Antoinette that existed, and that was very significant for spirits was removed everything just... (she was represented in wax, and so in his Dungeon, with a Chair, maybe a table, and a semblance of bed) this image was me remain inked in the brain, as well as to many people, well hop deleted, are dungeons that we see, but nothing extraordinary, more staging, just good clean sanitized boxes... Told us that a book of gold, was the front to let his opinions, and hop missing the guestbook, because people also complained about the disappearance of this Dungeon, but please not, one recalls the history of france, I see more interest to go to this place... However I discovered that the kitchen room has been restored, and perfectly cleaned, with four large chimneys, but good the again, this lack of life... I say... It remains a beautiful place, but the past goes, it's still the history of france, who brought the people in this place... so I don't see the necessitated to have erased that Dungeon, tons of tourists who will be disappointed for... good enjoy to visit the Holy Chapel and also the District Court... jeanbistro@netcourrier.com
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  • Beautiful from the outside, but unless you have a serious thing for vaulted ceilings it's not worth going in. I had the museum pass so I went in because it was right next to Sainte-Chappelle and I honestly regret the 10 minutes I wasted here. The first room is huge vaulted chamber that is literally empty. The following rooms are less empty, but not substantially so.
  • An experience that makes real the Terrors, and delivers beauty at the same time, in St. Chappele, a gorgeous cathedral with some if the best stained glass in France. Informative, eerie, dreamlike and potent. Note the best times for touring as it can get crowded, and take advantage of the amazing cafe across the street!
  • Full of historical information mentioned. Interesting to know the word "Conciergerie". What meaning in francaise?
  • The line to good in was not long, and this is the place to buy the combo ticket that also gets you into the St. Chappelle. For enthusiasts of French history as well as those who read A Tale of Two Cities, walk through a major focal point of the French Revolution. See the jail cells where prisoners were kept, including Marie Antoinette, prior to their executions. There was a modern art exhibit in the main hall when we visited but don't worry- the history of the museum is still there to be experienced.
  • It's an interesting place but the amount that can be seen is very limited. The audiovisuals at the start were a great resource, as were the recollection cards. I'm glad to have visited but only do so if you have plenty of time in Paris and a particular interest in its history.