The last testimony of the medieval royal palace
Come and take a guided tour with an expert and licensed at Conciergerie!
In the heart of Paris, on the banks of the River Seine, stands the Conciergerie, one of the oldest testimonies of the city's Palace, the capital's first royal residence.
It was the King Clovis, in the 6th century that established the first residence in the Île de la Cité. Carlos V, at the end of the 13th century decides to leave the palace to inhabit the Saint Paul Palace, in the Marais district. Since then, the Palace of the city becomes the Palace of Justice and part of them becomes prison, "the Conciergerie".
During the French Revolution, the Conciergerie served as a civil court and prison. More than 2,780 were sentenced to the guillotine. One of the most famous prisoners was Queen Marie-Antoinette, who died in 1793 on the guillotine.
On this guided tour, you will learn the history of the construction of this palace and the most surprising stories of the French Revolution.