La ConciergerieCurrently Closed
- Address: 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-153406080
- Ticket Price: 9 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Prison
La Conciergerie - Review
Visit the former prison of Paris, where hundreds of prisoners were arrested and executed during the French Revolution. However, the execution used to take place in different places in Paris. Settled on the west of Ile de la Cite, this prison used to be the part of the Palais de la Cite (the former royal palace). Along with Conciergerie, Palais de Justice and Sainte-Chapelle were also located here. Later, Conciergerie was handed over to the Parliament to use it as administrative offices.
Visit this place to learn about the cruel facts of French Revolution, which is otherwise kept untold to the world.
La Conciergerie Information
- Guide booklets in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian are available for self-guided tour.
- For group visits, prior appointment at least 4 weeks before the visit date is required.
La Conciergerie Ticket Prices
- Reduced price: 6.50€ (EUR)
- Adult group rate: 6.50€ (EUR) (Minimum 20 people)
- School group: 30€ (EUR) (maximum 35 students, 2 accompanying adults include – adult group rate for additional accompanying adult)
- Free admission: minors under 18 (family visit), 18-25 years old (for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France).
La Conciergerie Hours
- Cashdesks close 30 minutes earlier.
How To reach La Conciergerie by Public Transport
- By Metro: Station Chatelet lines 1(Yellow), 4(Burgundy), 7(Pink), 11(Brown) and 14(Purple)
- By Bus: 21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85 and Balabus
- By RER: lines B and C
Restaurants Near La Conciergerie
- Delices Shandong
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Things to Know Before Visiting La Conciergerie
3.51% of people who visit Paris include La Conciergerie in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
70% of people start their La Conciergerie visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see La Conciergerie
50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Conciergerie
La Conciergerie Trips
La Conciergerie, Paris Reviews
You can’t argue with the building, it’s impressive and contains a lot of history. Didn’t feel like to much effort was put into presenting it to the public. You walk through the building and they have placards set up with information and a video playing in a few spots. Would have been nice if they had a cell set up to show what it would have looked like or had areas decorated in a period style. Worth the visit as it is an interesting place but really you’re just walking through a relatively empty building for a 9€ ticket. They had a art installation bringing water from the river that took up a lot of space in the main hall, while it was interesting I felt it took away from the grandeur of the hall itself and wasn’t really needed. You go by and check it out and you be the judge!
Probably one of the most stunning places I have ever been. The hall of mirrors, the gardens, everything is just so Grand and beautiful. Do yourself a favor though, book a tour with the skip the line option. The line ups are crazy and they start early. But if you book a tour with the skip the line option and a bus to take you there with a guide, it's the best way to go.
This French Revolution museum doesn't have very many artifacts to see, but the signs and exhibits do a great job of helping you understand the French Revolution and what led to it and make it easy to imagine what it would have been like to be a prisoner during the French Revolution (the museum is the same building where the prisoners were kept during the revolution). If you enjoy learning about history, you'll enjoy this museum. If you're someone who likes to have a lot of visuals and hate reading signs, you'll probably want to skip this museum. (Regardless, I highly recommend getting the Paris museum pass and use it to get in to this museum for free.) The visit is likely to take you about an hour at most, since this isn't a very big museum. You can also spend a few minutes briefly exploring the medieval part of the castle as you exit the museum (it's in the first big room where you enter and exit the museum. (There's not much left, but it's kind of cool to see the really old parts of the castle that are still preserved.)
You should go here. Its beautiful, yet haunting. One can truly learn about the French Revolution here as well as see where prisoners such as Marie Antoinette and Robespierre were held. The art exhibition inside the Great Hall right now is pretty amazing too. Certainly glad we went. Its included on the Paris Pass. (Which you should also check out if you're travelling to Paris)
Interesting if you have the time to read the detailed text but there were too much people pushing around to be able to do so. The guillotine blade is not there either.