Reign of Terror Prison
La Conciergerie is a former palace in Paris that was royal residence and then prison during the French Revolution . Today it is considered monument historical and is open to the public .
This lying on the Île de la Cité.
your name does reference to what was called the ground floor of the building, which was the home of the “janitor” in charge of the keys to the palace, his candle lighting and prison guard.
During the years in which it worked as jail of the regime of El Terror, during the Revolution French , 2,780 prisoners were executed .
The building, built at the beginning of the 14th century and in the style Gothic, originally It was a royal palace and seat of the monarchy French between the 10th and 14th centuries.
In 1391 he became in the first paris prison during the Revolution. The damned here were transported to the Place de la Concordia to be guillotined; among their prisoners further famous were Marie Antoinette, Danton and Charlotte Corday, who was Accused of stabbing Jean-Paul Marat while bathing.
That see at the Conciergerie in Paris
Today you can visit the Gallery of prisoners, where can see the cells just as were in that time. The windows of this gallery open onto the Plaza de las Mujeres , dedicated to the walks of the imprisoned.
There can be appreciate the differences between the different classes social of the prisoners , since the cells intended for the further The poor did not have a bed , while the rich they enjoyed furniture and even servants.
Marie Antoinette‘s dungeon has been rebuilt and its original cell is now a chapel, by desire Louis XVIII express.
- Ticket €11.50 buy here
- Combined ticket : Sainte-Chapelle and Conciergerie €18.50. Buy here.
- Free for children under 18 and for citizens Europeans from 18 to 25 years old .
- Free for card holders Paris Pass.
Every day 9.30 am-6.00 pm. Closed January 1 , May 1 and December 25
Île de la Cité , Center
Metro: line 4, station I quoted.
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Notre Dame Cathedral
The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is one of the most famous monuments in France and in the world.
Consecrated in 1248, it is considered one of the most outstanding architectural masterpieces in the world.
Ile de la Cité
Natural island of the Seine, heart of the French capital. It was the place where Paris was founded.