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THE CONCIERGERIE

FORMERLY A ROYAL PALACE.

The Conciergerie is the oldest vestige of the gothic Royal Palace in Paris (the Palais de la Cité). Originally a lavish, Gothic-style residence for royalty ranging from Clovis to Philip the Fair, in the late 14th century the Conciergerie was all but abandoned in favour of the Louvre Palace and Château de Vincennes. In the 15th century it was used as a prison, and a number of notable historic figures were incarcerated there including Marie-Antoinette during the French Revolution.

Although the term "concierge" may not seem like an impressive one today, at this time a concierge was a noble, a guardian and governer of the palace. The concierge kept order and justice, collecting the rent from the shops on the ground floor of the palace.

The Conciergerie is the oldest vestige of the gothic Royal Palace in Paris (the Palais de la Cité). Originally a lavish, Gothic-style residence for royalty ranging from Clovis to Philip the Fair, in the late 14th century the Conciergerie was all but abandoned in favour of the Louvre Palace and Château de Vincennes. In the 15th century it was used as a prison, and a number of notable historic figures were incarcerated there including Marie-Antoinette during the French Revolution.

Although the term "concierge" may not seem like an impressive one today, at this time a concierge was a noble, a guardian and governer of the palace. The concierge kept order and justice, collecting the rent from the shops on the ground floor of the palace.

ADDRESS

The Conciergerie

2, boulevard du Palais

75001 Paris

FRANCE

PHONE NUMBER

01 53 40 60 80

ACCESS
Metro: Cité
RER : Saint Michel - Notre Dame
Bus : 21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85, Balabus
OPENING HOURS AND TICKET PRICES


Admission prices :
    Full price : 8.5 €
    Reduced price : 5.5 €
    Up to 25 years : Free
    Unemployed : Free

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
INFORMATION
Joint ticket with access to the Sainte-Chapelle: 12.50€
Ticket office closes: 30 minutes before main closing time
Opening times may vary

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