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Conciergerie: Entry Ticket

A beautiful 14th century Gothic palace turned deadly prison

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Entrance to the Conciergerie
Histopad, available until 16:30 in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese
Entrance to Sainte-Chapelle

Venues you'll visit

  • The dramatic history of the famous Conciergerie includes life as both a palace and riverside prison fortress. Note the varied decor from its different lives!
  • See the former jail cell - and current chapel - dedicated to the prison’s most famous resident: Marie Antoinette
  • Wander through the Salle des Gens d’Armes, the former dining room for 2,000 palace staff,and Europe's largest existing medieval hall

Get access to this former palace and riverside prison on Paris's medieval Île de la Cité. You’ll see prison cells from the French Revolution (including the cell of Queen Marie Antoinette), and the Gothic Salle des Gens d’Armes is Europe’s biggest medieval hall still in existence.

History is soaked into the thick walls of this incredible Gothic building. Built as a royal palace in the 14th century, when the royal family decamped for fancier surroundings in the Louvre and Vincennes, it found new life as a prison. During the French Revolution it earned the chilling nickname "the antechamber to the guillotine".

People accused of being an enemy of the republic would face a tribunal in the Great Hall, where they would either be acquitted, or found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. If convicted they would await their fate in one of the nearby cells. The wealthy would pay for relatively comfortable rooms with beds, while commoners were crammed into plague-infested haybed cells.

The most famous resident during its stint as a prison was Queen Marie Antoinette. After the Restoration, her cell was converted into a chapel. A visit to her lockup is one of the highlights of a trip to this famous building.

Other attractions include Europe's largest medieval hall, the Salle des Gens d’Armes, and the dreaded Bonbec Tower, which was a torture chamber. The name 'Bonbec' refers to the fact that prisoners who came here would confess to whatever they were being accused of (bon means 'good' and bec meant 'mouth').

A visit to the Conciergerie is a fascinating glimpse into the turbulent history of the French Republic. And unlike many of its residents, you're allowed to leave afterwards!

Histopad

Discover the medieval and revolutionary rooms (as well as the spaces that have disappeared) with the Histopad, an augmented reality tool that allows you to go back in time.

  • Visitors to the Sainte-Chapelle and / or Conciergerie will have a dedicated line. You will have to go through a security check to enter the monument
  • Each reservation slot is 30 minutes, meaning that if you have a reservation for 10:00 am, you will be able to access the monument at 10:30 am at the latest
  • You must choose your date and time of your choice for your visit
  • Getting There:
  • Metro: Line 4 to Cité; line 1, 7, 11 or 14 to Châtelet
  • Bus: Lines 21, 27, 38, 85, 96 or Balabus
Conciergerie
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Conciergerie
2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001, Paris
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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Patrick,  United States United States
24 Apr 2024
Excellent
It worked great for us and every much enjoyed our visit to the Conciergerie. We especially enjoyed the interactive tablet that was included in the price of admission.
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Helene,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
14 May 2024
Average
I think they could make a lot more of the Conciergerie - the Ipad type guides are OK technically but have far less information than a normal audio guide Signage was poor too
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Uday,  United States United States
23 Feb 2024
Excellent
Very easy! Thank you for providing clear instructions and instant delivery of the e-tickets.
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