On the Île de la Cité, superb halls from the former royal palace and the prisons of the Revolutionary Tribunal.
The present monument forms a part of the former palace of the Capetian dynasty.
Charles V ceased using the palace in the 14th century and decided to house his law courts here. The Concierge, or keeper, was appointed by the king and was responsible for policing within the palace walls.
At the end of the 18th century, many prisoners detained by the Revolutionary Tribunal were held in the Conciergerie, including Marie-Antoinette.
> Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.
> Guide booklet available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Polish.
> Slide show display in French, English and Spanish.
> All the temporary exhibitions are accessible with the pass at no extra charges.
2, boulevard du Palais, Paris 1er.
+33 (0) 1 53 40 60 80.
stop " Notre-Dame" nearby.
9:30am-6pm. Last entry 30 min prior to closing. Closed on 01.1, on 05.1, on 12.25.
-18s and -26s (E.U citizens and residents) free
No entry fee on the first Sunday of each month from 1.11 to 3.31 inclusive.
Please note : For security reasons reservations must be made for groups, fax 01 53 40 60 96, and there is a limit of 30 passes per group.
Warning! The Conciergerie will be closed from 12 till 31 january 2015 for the dismantling of the exhibition Saint-Louis.