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La Conciergerie

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

2, boulevard du Palais
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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Overall Experience: 4 / 10
Date Visited: Sunday, September 6, 2009

La Conciergerie is an the old jail where Marie Antoinette was jailed before being executed. It is located on the Île de la Cité, next to Sainte-Chapelle. Overall, we were fairly disappointed with La Conciergerie. There was a lot of signage there, but everything was in French, and there were no English translations (like there were at most of the other tourist sites). The building had a lot of history, but it just looked like an old dungeon. There wasn't much to look at.

Inside La Conciergerie

There were a number of rooms in La Conciergerie. Immediately after entering, there was a very large open hall that had a number of exhibits and informational displays. These were all in French, so we don't know what they were about. There were a number of side rooms that showed what a prison cell looked like for the poor and the wealthy. A number of other rooms were also decorated to show things like the jailers quarters, and administration rooms. There were also a number of artifacts presumably from Marie Antoinette's time.

The building had nice free bathrooms, which is a plus.


There is a 7€ admission charge for adults. Admission is included as part of the Paris Museum Pass.

Estimated Visiting Time

Visitors can expect to spend 20-30 minutes inside La Conciergerie, or potentially more time if they read all the displays.

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Inside La Conciergerie
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