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Over history this landmark has been a palace and a prison
La Conciergerie is a 14th Century Gothic structure located on Ile de la Cite. Built by Phillipe the Fair (1284-1314) it was originally the palace of kings. In later years, it was a prison, and during the French Revolution, hundreds of people were taken from here and executed by guillotine.
Among the almost 3,000 people who were imprisoned and guillotined during the French Revolution were Marie-Antoinette and the wife of Louis XVI. Today, those cells have been reconstructed as they were in the day when these famous people were imprisoned there. There are also historical mementos to view during a visit to La Conciergerie.
2 Boulevard du Palais, Paris
Phone: 01 53 40 60 91
Open Hours: March 1 to October 31: from 9.30a.m. to 6p.m./ November 1 to February 29: from 9a.m. to 5p.m./ Last entry 30 minutes before closing time./ Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Price: Cost money