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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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  • It's not a time-consuming or tiring ride. It is a very beautiful construction and has several interesting historical things. I thought I was going to see Marie Antoinette's doll in her cell, but they took a long time. Either way, it was worth it.
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  • We are here in the heart of Paris in this former royal palace/parliament/prison that dates back to Philippe Auguste and which has a rather incredible history (see little guide at 8 euros). From the entrance, one is captivated by the huge rooms of the basement of people in arms and kitchens vaulted in the Gothic style. Then we are intrigued by the prison part that was made famous. during the period of terror with the reconstructed cells and in particular that of Marie Antoinette before its execution even if the mausoleum of the time of Louis XVIII profoundly changed its original appearance. More moving are the objects on loan from the Carnavalet Museum on display next door. The following small rooms (Robespierre, Fouquet Tinville ...) are well documented and the court of the women's prison remained to the same remarkable . See in particular "the grid of twelve" that allowed the condemned to say goodbye before the scaffold. A tip try, if you are a history lover, to benefit from a guide (at 11 o'clock for me) for a detailed but at how interesting a 30 hour tour. Outside of course photograph the 4 towers including that of the clock which are the only remains on the surface of the Middle Ages.
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  • It’s essentially an add-on to the Sainte-Chapelle. This revolutionary jail where Marie Antoinette was held before trial and execution provides a nice history of of revolutionary detention. It’s a nice...  more »
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  • Amazing exhibition, loved every piece of it. A must see if you are a history fan. Everything explained in French, mainly in English too, some of them even in German. To rent an iPad for guided tour available on other languages as well, and not wasted money at all. Look around and have fun! :)
  • Amazing experiences. Loved to learn more about the French Revolution history and see how this place was transformed during different centuries. Worth a visit.
  • It’s a beautiful building and the last “home” (prison) of Marie-Antoinette. I recommend to take a combined ticket with the Sainte-Chapelle next door. It will provide you a fast-track entrance and cost you €15 for both monuments (or free every first Sunday of every month).
  • Compare to the Saint Chappel, it doesn't have much breath taking stained glass, but it does have a really detailed exhibition of the French revolution. It was very well demonstrate and very informative. The basement's arches are pretty cool for pictures, but you should really come for the history.
  • This is a very interesting place, if you want to know the French Revolution history it has the detailed exhibition of it, they have placards with information or stories of people imprisoned here like the last queen of France Maria Antonietta, this is located at the West part of " Island of the City ".I recommend to buy the combo tickets ( Saint Chapelle + Conciergerie ). This place is worth visiting.
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