La Seine de nuit, vue sur la Conciergerie, bateau de croisière, Paris.


From royal palace to notorious prison during the Revolution, the sumptuous, gothic Conciergerie on the Île de la Cité is charged with history and emotion.

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  4. Conciergerie


Stretching along the Seine in the heart of Paris, the Conciergerie was the first abode of the Kings of France. Originally called the Palais de la Cité, it was built in the 6th century by Clovis, first King of the Franks, then underwent numerous architectural evolutions: including the addition of the impressive Argent and César Towers by Philippe le Bel at the start of the 14th century, and the installation of the superb polychrome clock by Charles V in 1371.

During the Revolution, the Palais de la Cité became the Paris Parliament, and was the site of some of the great Revolutionary trials, including that of Marie-Antoinette, who was imprisoned here until her execution.

Gothic jewel

From the Salle des Gens d’Armes – a gothic marvel with its gigantic vaulted ceiling supported by more than 60 pillars, to the moving Marie-Antoinette Chapel, via the Medieval Kitchens and the Prisoners Corridor with its room inscribed with 2,780 names of prisoners condemned to death by the revolutionary tribunal, the Conciergerie’s rooms resound with five centuries of history.

Journey through time

The interactive itinerary, which includes videos, models and innovative digital tools – like the augmented reality, tactile Histopad tablets – ensures an immersive and fun visit, allowing visitors to discover the site within its historic context. Complete your visit with a trip to the Sainte-Chapelle, the only other remaining part of the Palais de la Cité.

Don't miss the Pass Marie-Antoinette to discover 4 emblematic sites in Paris Region that marked the queen’s destiny !

TOP TIP: admission ticket to the Conciegerie is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.

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Access and contact

2 boulevard du Palais
75001 Paris 1er

Metro : Châtelet (Lines 1, 7, 11, 14) Saint-Michel or Cité (Line 4) Bus : 21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85 and Balabus RER : line B, stations Châtelet or Saint-Michel, Line C, station Saint-Michel

Days and opening hours

All year round, daily between 9.30 am and 6 pm. Closed exceptionally on May 1st and December 25th. Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.


  • Full price: 11.50 € (The ticket includes access to the entire monument and the interactive device *HISTOPAD (free for EU citizens under 26 years of age) - *only available until 16:30 (the duration of the experience exceeds the closing time of the monument)) Group adults: 7.50 € (Groups of 20 adults or more. Combined ticket Conciergerie- Sainte-Chapelle 15€, Pass Marie-Antoinette : 20€ (pass which allows access to 4 sites in Ile-de-France related to Marie-Antoinette : the Château de Rambouillet, the Conciergerie, the Chapelle Expiatoire and the Basilique de Saint-Denis)) Set price group adults: 375 € (Conference visit package (up to 30 people including entrance fee)).
    Free entry for children < 18 years, disabled people and accompanying persons. Group rate available for > 20 people.
    Free for : -18-25 years old (European Union citizens and regular residents non-euopeans on European Union territory) -Disabled people and their attendant - For all, every first sunday of the month from 1st of October to 31st of March
    Paris Museum Pass accepted: compulsory reservation of a time slot
    Bulk tickets (from 20 tickets purchased): 7,5€, combined ticket Conciergerie - Sainte-Chapelle 15€, Pass Marie-Antoinette: 20€ (pass which allows access to 4 sites in Ile-de-France related to Marie-Antoinette: The Château de Rambouillet, the Conciergerie, the Chapelle Expiatoire and the Basilique de Saint-Denis),


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Spoken languages

  • French

Guided tour languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Polish

Documentation languages (home)

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Polish

Single mean time tour

60 mins

Single services tour

  • Guided individual tours available permanently
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