Where is Conciergerie? The history of Conciergerie
Conciergerie is a part of Cite Palace built in the Gothic style by Philippe de Bel in 14th century. It is located on Cité Island, opposite Châtelet. In the early part of 15th century, it became a center of administration beyond the royal palace. It has a historical importance because it witnessed tragic events in the later centuries. The structure witnessed the most cruel slaughters after the French Revolution throughout the human history. In 1793, about executed three thousand people were jailed here before they had been guillotined. In that period, Marie Antoinette, the famous queen of France, was in captivity here before she had been executed. In the same way, Louis XVI (Louis Capet) was also jailed here before he had been executed.
Worth-seeing things in the Conciergerie Prison
– The Hall of the Soldiers (Salle des Gens d’Armes)
– The Hall of the Guards (La Salle des Gardes )
– Bonbec Tower
– The first clock tower of Paris, Tour de l’Horloge (It was built in 1370)
Information about visiting Conciergerie
Address: 2 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris
Metro: You can arrive at Conciergerie from “Cite” Metro Station.
Visiting hours: You can visit the building from 09.30 a.m to 06.30 p.m. every day (From November to the end of Februar, 09.00 a.m – 05.00 p.m). It is closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Entrance fee: 9 Euro
Footnote: Conciergerie is also near Notre Dame Cathedral, Parc Rives de Seine, Marché aux Fleurs (Flower Market). If you want, you can visit these places.
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