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Conciergerie, Paris

Conciergerie - Paris, France
Conciergerie
2 Boulevard du Palais, Paris, France 75001Map
+33 0 1 5340 6080
Neighborhood: Île de la Cité
Overview

Situated in a part of the Palais de Justice (Law courts), the Conciergerie became Paris' first prison in 1391. Behind its medieval façade are reconstructions of cells, the 14th-century Salle des Gardes (Guardroom), the Salle des Gens d'Armes (Arms room), which is a fine example of Gothic architecture, the Cour des Femmes, where the prisoners took their daily walk, and the Bonbec Tower in which they were interrogated. During the French Revolution, almost 3000 people were locked up in these dungeons; one of them is a reconstruction of the cell in which Queen Marie-Antoinette awaited her fate at the guillotine. Several other famous prisoners were entertained here, including Charlotte Corday (politician Jean-Paul Marat's assassin in 1793), chemist Antoine de Lavoisier and poet André Chénier.

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Conciergerie General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Cultural Events
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Cité
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