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The present monument forms only 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...more
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We think this is an excellent choice to visit. Lots of history and really it puts it all together reference the French revolution etc. Yes the rooms are basically empty but that is only one part of the picture. I would buy the joint ticket...More
After visiting the Notre-Dame de Paris we wondered over to see the Conciergerie and Sainte Chappelle. Well, the Chappelle was nice but I would have regretted paying to visit the Conciergerie. Fortunately it is one of the many buildings, monuments, galleries and museums included in...More
Disclosure: visit was November 2016.
I literally stumbled upon this while walking the streets of Paris. What is left of the 12th century medieval castle has been turned into the Palace of Justice, a defunct historical prison, and St. Chapelle (I will review separately). The...More
If you are interested in the French Revolution, the Conciergerie is definitely worth a stop. It provides a window into what prisoners experienced in the final weeks and days leading up to their inevitable trip to the guillotine. It's also an amazing old building.
Very interesting especially if you are into history and the French Revolution. The room with all the names of the prisoners and those executed was quite touching. I am glad we took the time to visit here. It brought the history I learned in school...More
Stumbled across this place on our way to Sainte Chappelle (it’s next door), entered as part of the Paris Pass. The building has lots of history associated with it but there is no original furniture etc left inside just an empty shell. Worth a visit...More
We almost came here by fluke and glad we did this place is a amazing! I learned so much about the revolution and how it has shaped French History!
Another use of the museum pass as well!
There are signs and boards to explain in...More
We bought tickets at the office, but we did not go in peak season. A wonderful and super interesting visit. This museum had a ton of information written on the walls and in videos playing. We learnt alot and this is where Marie Antoinette was...More
We bought our 2-day Museum Pass here - a good choice since we walked right in with no lines. Former prison and last stop for so many French victims of the guillotine. Can be toured quite quickly, and very close to Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame.
If you have time, make sure you visit this place while in Paris. It is located right along the Seine and looks like a medieval castle - which I believe it originally was. You can see where Marie Anoinette was held before she was executed....More
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
Hi-to be honest, we've visited many a historical location all over Europe and America and have never used the various aids on offer which tend to distract from the overall experience/significance of a place and invariably... More
Hi-to be honest, we've visited many a historical location all over Europe and America and have never used the various aids on offer which tend to distract from the overall experience/significance of a place and invariably tend to be an extra charge. Most museums have either a brochure or they are well documented. Hope that helps, make sure you get a 3 day pass for the train/underground and bus, it's a lot more cost effective and efficient and also the same 3 day pass can be obtained for most of the museums in Paris and have special entrances instead of the long queues, Pompidou centre is a classic where this is a bonus.
Sorry, I've only just seen your question so this is probably too late. The trip took us about an hour and a half. A lot of people also do the Sainte Chapelle, which together make for a very interesting few hours.