La Conciergerie Ticket & In-App Audio Tour: From Royal Palace to Prison

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 km
Duration 1h - 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

Tour preview

Hosted by Ellen
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  • Take this in-app tour to explore a royal palace that was transformed into a prison
  • As you walk through the palace, hear about the French Revolution of 1789 and its bloody aftermath
  • Admire the Gothic architecture of the Conciergerie with its stunning details
  • See the Renaissance-era architecture of the charming Place Dauphine
  • Learn why the French hated Marie Antoinette and if she really said the famous "cake" phrase
Take this in-app audio tour with a ticket to explore the iconic Conciergerie! Standing in the center of Paris is a medieval Palace that is over 1000 years old. Built on top of Roman foundations, the Palace was home to the Kings of the Capetian dynasty who ruled France from 987 to 1848. Over the centuries each king embellished the Royal Palace, building the largest civic hall in Europe, adding kitchens, gardens and chapels. When the royal court was moved to the Louvre in 1360, the building was transformed into a prison, under the supervision of a warden known as the Concierge, thus the name of the building. The prison became (in)famous during the French Revolution of 1789 when some 4200 prisoners were held and tried at the Conciergerie for counter-revolutionary activities. Close to 65% of those prisoners were condemned to death and sent to the guillotine. This in-app audio tour with a ticket allows you to discover this medieval palace, over 1000 years old, at your own pace. As you stroll through the exhibits, you will listen to the audio commentary and "meet" some of the more famous prisoners, such as Marie Antoinette (who certainly did not eat cake) and Madame Roland, who tragically died for a cause she believed in. Note! This tour is not affiliated with the Conciergerie but is provided by an independent creator. Tickets are included for the customer's convenience.

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to the Conciergerie & downloadable multimedia audio tour on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Step-by-step navigation through the Conciergerie
  • Offline functionality, audio narration, photos, and written text explanations
  • Tips and recommendations on where to go and what to see after the tour
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Food, beverages, souvenirs
  • In-person tour guide
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • 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

The route of the tour goes within circle
Place Dauphine
France, Paris
La Conciergerie
Boulevard du Palais, 2
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

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