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Conciergerie, Paris

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • They were in process of creating some kind of exhibition in main entry hall when we visited. As an English speaking tourist, there are some English translations on some exhibits, but most is in French...  read more »
  • I had put off visiting the conciergerie as I didn't know much about it. I finally had a free afternoon and thought, why not? I was unexpectedly surprised by how interesting it was. The first part is a...  read more »
  • mary antoinette during the French Revolution, including the cell are imprisoned, historically significant structure. but a huge area in the ground floor are empty or modern art with some repellent. still, by taking the only ticket with the Sainte Chapel cheaper music provided.
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  • 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.
  • Nice exhibits, the photo exhibition in the main has was a nice use of the space. The old jail cells were cool to look around. Not too busy, which is rare for a central Paris historic building. Protip: you can buy a combined ticket for here and nearby Sainte-Chappelle and avoid the queues there.
  • Really nice activity to learn about the French Revolution, life as a French prisoner (famous or ordinary), and the history of the Palais de Justice. I'd recommend getting the combo ticket and seeing Ste. Chapelle afterwards, is just down the street (let's you skip the line there).
  • Walk back into time when touring this incredible fortress, located along the river. It's bland facade surprises those who enter, as the interior is a series of beautiful archways, grand rooms, large fireplaces and of course, the final holding cell of Marie Antoinette. Ghostly orbs caught on our camera leant to the heaviness of the prison cells.
  • 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.
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