What to expect
Its silhouette, so familiar to Parisians, has dominated the Ile de la Cité for more than 700 years: welcome to the Conciergerie, whose rich and eventful history will plunge you into the daily life of the kings of France in the Middle Ages and, much more agonizingly, into the lives of those condemned to the guillotine during the French Revolution! For this medieval palace, after having served as a residence for the royal family before the construction of more prestigious residences such as the Louvre and Vincennes, became the prison with the most sinister reputation of the whole kingdom. Throughout its history, the Conciergerie has welcomed many unfortunate and sometimes famous prisoners: this was the last residence of Marie-Antoinette, whose cell was later converted into a chapel.
||Opening hours for the Conciergerie
|All year round
||Open every day from 9h30 to 18h
Last access to the ticket office 30 minutes before closing.
Closed: 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
Cancellation conditions: tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
- Persons under 18 years of age (family and non-school groups)
- Persons aged 18-25 (nationals of European Union countries and regular non-European residents in France)
- People with disabilities and their caregivers
- Jobseekers, upon presentation of an attestation less than 6 months old
- Culture Card - ICOM Card
- For everyone, the 1st Sunday of each month, from November 1st to March 31st.
After your visit to the Conciergerie, don't hesitate to take a tour of the Sainte-Chapelle, a stone's throw away, and admire its magnificent stained-glass windows. You can also take advantage of it to discover the Île de la Cité or walk along the Seine.