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Conciergerie, Paris

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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. Add Conciergerie and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris trip builder app .
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  • Walking to Notre Dame went past the Castle Walls! Delight, a beautiful castle on the banks of the Seine. Recalled Disney castles. Insanely beautiful place. The sunset views are delightful!
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  • We stopped in here because our timed entry for the Notre Dame Cathedral wasn't until 11am, and so we had about 1.5 hours to kill. It was a nice place to look around, but keep in mind it's essentially ...  more »
  • Somewhere beautiful and full of history, also very good preserved, the place tells the story of Queen Maria Antoinette and other data on justice at the time. The journey takes not much time and is located near many places of interest. In the very center of the island of la cité. However, I do not recommend it if you're a few days in paris, there are other places with more charm than this. Plan your trip and investigates a little Dino like to disappoint you and annoy you by what you will pay to enter when touring the Museum in 20 minutes. Even a detail in an hour is visited, is very small. If you're a considerable time in paris, later! Visit it.
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  • The line to go 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.
  • Do not be fooled by the sign that tells you they shut at 6. The staff are abrupt and rude and shut the exhibit at 5.45. The guide shutting the kitchen and the security guard told us they were now closed at 5.50 and when we pointed out they did not close until 6 they told us to leave and pushed us and our two children out of the door at 5.53! I work for a visitor attraction myself and have never before encountered such apaulling behaviour by staff to a visitor. The exhibition itself is interesting. Mostly written content on boards so a lot of reading but thankfully unmanned so you don't have to interact with the rude and unwelcoming staff who just want to skive off home early. The whole experience left a very bad taste to what would otherwise been an interesting visit.
  • Interesting museum with history of French revolution. Maria Antoinette was held here in prison. Did not expect that it will be that interesting! It is free for EU citizens under 25.
  • No better place to learn about the French Revolution. Simple, humble museum with a great historical (both of France and rest of the world) significance. Go for free with museum pass or EU student visa. Saint-Chapelle is just next door, so keep the ticket and enjoy the free entry!
  • The place,which used to be a royal palace for French kings and later, during the Revolution, became the prison. Only ground floors stayed the same they used to be, but it is enough to see what was a kitchen, the gens d'armes hall, prison cells, administrative cells and the rooms, where Maria Antoinette was kept before she was decapitated. The sad story is being told together with the exclamation of the citizen rights proclamation. Totaly recommend to visit. Take a notice,that you can buy tickets together for this location and Saint Chapelle
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