La ConciergerieCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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, Prison
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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Cashdesks close 30 minutes earlier.
- 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
- Delices Shandong
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3.48% 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
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.
A great place to learn about medieval Paris as well as the Revolution. Not much remains of the medieval era palace but what does is well preserved and interesting. Also included are the cells and history regarding prisoners during the Revolution including Marie Antoinette
One of the most beautiful buildings in Paris, built in medieval times by King Robert Le Pieux as an extension of his City Palace, in which the Palace Concierges would live. This was a high executive function at the time, granting many privileges like access to tax revenues. Once the building was finished the Palace became the main residence of French Kings, holding this position for 300 years.
This place - a museum in a former prison that was essentially the "waiting room for the guillotine" - is a nice add-on to visiting the Sainte Chapelle if you've got the museum pass. The building and museum were interesting, if only to see the whole revolution from a French perspective. Overall though, this is more of a "go with the pass because its free" rather than a "pay full price and prioritize this" kind of place.
Outside it looks magnificent. But inside, mot the most exciting historical monument in Paris, not worth its 9 euros. The exposition is mostly text and naked walls. For 5 euros more they offer you a HistoPad which lets you see the halls as they were centuries ago - didn't take it so can't say if it's worth iys price.