La Conciergerie Entrance Ticket

About this activity

Entrance ticket
  • Explore a beautiful 14th century Gothic palace turned deadly prison
  • Visit the former jail cell of Marie Antoinette, now converted into a chapel
  • Walk through the Salle des Gens d’Armes, Europe's largest existing medieval hall
  • Note the varied decor from both palace and prison
Explore a former palace and riverside prison on Paris's medieval Île de la Cité. Witness the prison cells, including Queen Marie Antoinette's, from the French Revolution. Originally a royal palace in the 14th century, this Gothic structure later served as a prison when the royal family relocated to the Louvre and Vincennes. During the French Revolution, it gained the chilling moniker "the antechamber to the guillotine." Attractions include Europe's largest medieval hall, the Salle des Gens d’Armes, and the dreaded Bonbec Tower, a torture chamber. The name 'Bonbec' derived from prisoners confessing under duress (bon meaning 'good' and bec meaning 'mouth'). Explore the turbulent history of the French Republic at the Conciergerie. Unlike its former inhabitants, you're free to leave after your visit. Use the Histopad, an augmented reality tool, to discover medieval and revolutionary spaces, including vanished areas, offering a journey back in time.

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to La Conciergerie
  • Histopad, available until 16:30
  • Entrance to Sainte-Chapelle
    • Big bags and suitcases aren't allowed inside and there are no lockers available
    • The security check is mandatory for all visitors
    • Under-18s, EU residents under 26, school teachers with a pass, disabled visitors + carer and French job-seekers get in free with a valid ID - reserving a timeslot on the official website is mandatory.
    • ///The Histopad, the mediation device of the Conciergerie, is distributed to visitors **until 16:30**
    • Getting There:
    • Metro: Line 4 to Cité; line 1, 7, 11 or 14 to Châtelet
    • Bus: Lines 21, 27, 38, 85, 96 or Balabus
    • Visitors to the Sainte-Chapelle and / or Conciergerie will have a dedicated line. You will have to go through a security check to enter the monument
    • If you have a 10.00 reservation, you should enter the monument by 10.30 at the latest as each time slot is 30 minutes
    • You must choose your date and time of your choice for your visit

Places you will visit

La Conciergerie
Boulevard du Palais, 2

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