Ile-de-France - Conciergerie
  • 2 Boulevard du Palais
  • 75001 Paris
  • Phone:+33 (0)1 53 40 60 80
  • Fax:+33 (0)1 53 40 60 90
  • Website
The Conciergerie, built in the 14th century for the concierge of the Palais de la Cité, was the main prison during the Reign of Terror and was used to incarcerate alleged enemies of the Revolution. Among the 2,700 prisoners held in the cachots (dungeons) here before being sent in tumbrels to the guillotine were Queen Marie-Antoinette and, as the Revolution began to turn on its own, the Revolutionary radicals Danton and Robespierre. The Gothic 14th-century Salle des Gens d’Armes (Cavalrymen’s Hall) is a fine example of the Rayonnant Gothic style. The Tour de l’Horloge (clock tower), built in 1353, has held a public clock aloft since 1370.

Practical information

Opening hours

Mar - Oct: Mon - Sun 9:30am-6pm
Nov - Feb: Mon - Sun 9am-5pm

Closed: New Year's Day, Labour Day, Christmas

Guided tours: Mon - Sun 11am, 3pm


Free the 1st Sunday of the month between November and March
Adults: €7
Youth (age 18-25): €4.50
Children (under age 18)/Visitors with disabilities/Unemployed: free

How to get there

Metro: lines 1, 7, 11 and 14 (station Châtelet) or line 4 (stations Saint-Michel and Cité)
Bus: lines 21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85 and Balabus
RER: line B (stations Châtelet and Saint-Michel) or line C (station Saint-Michel)
Go along the banks of the Seine up to the Ile de la Cité


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