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The Conciergerie | Marie-Antoinette's Prison

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Conciergerie remains one of the last vestiges of the medieval royal palace, Palais de la Cité. Witness the grandeur of the seat of power of French kings in the Middle Ages and explore the prison that held Maria-Antoinette captive before her death verdict. Book your ticket and visit the cells of criminals and tombs of heroes at the Conciergerie.

Why Visit The Conciergerie?

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  • Historical significance: The Conciergerie is one of Paris' most famous medieval palace-turned-royal prison, housing Marie-Antoinette in her final days.
  • Architectural marvel: Considered one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Europe, the Conciergerie is home to beautiful soaring arches, high-vaulted ceilings, and medieval staircases.
  • Cultural experience: The Conciergerie is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its rich history in Medieval France, and for its role in the Reign of Terror Revolutionary Tribunal.
  • Marie-Antoinette's cell: Explore the displays and exhibitions about the Conciergerie, Marie-Antoinette and other prominent prisoners.

Which Conciergerie Ticket is Best for You?

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If you are on a Budget

Go for: Skip-the-Line ticket
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Self-guided

  • These skip-the-line tickets will give you access to the Conciergerie, and you can set foot into history as you walk through the Guardroom, the Prisoner's Gallery, the Women's Courtyard, and more.
  • A detailed booklet that delves into the Conciergerie's history available in 11 languages will be provided.

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If You Are a Solo Traveler

Go for: Combo Tours
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Professional tour guide (For Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter)

  • This ticket gives you entry into the Panthéon, Sainte-Chapelle, the Conciergerie, a 2-hour walking tour of Latin Quarter & Île de la Cité, and a 1-hour Seine River cruise.
  • Enjoy the architecture as local guides narrate tales about the history of select attractions.

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If you are a History Buff

Ticket type: Guided tours
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Enjoy a comprehensive and in-depth experience of the Conciergerie, Sainte-Chapelle, the Pantheon, Île de la Cité and the Latin Quarter with a professional tour guide or detailed booklets to marvel at the history and significance of the attractions.
  • Marvel at Gothic architecture and learn about the French Revolution history as you explore each attraction.

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If you want to Explore Beyond

Ticket type: Combo tours
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Professional tour guide (For Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter)

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, visit Marie-Antoinette's cell, marvel at a real guillotine at the Conciergerie, and more.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and guided tours to some of the most-visited attractions in and around Paris.

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Discounted Conciergerie Tickets

  • The Conciergerie is free to visit during European Heritage Days (3rd weekend of September) and the 1st Sunday of the month (January to March and November to December).
  • Tickets are free to those under 18. Tickets are also free for EU and EEA nationals between 18 and 25.
  • Disabled civilians with a valid CMI card, journalists, and architecture students are also free to enter the Conciergerie.

Cancelation Policy

Most Conciergerie tickets cannot be canceled. However, most tickets can be rescheduled. Please check your ticket for details at the time of booking.

Explore the Conciergerie

Marie Antoinette's cell
Hall of Soldiers
The Girodins' Chapel
The Women's Courtyard
Marie Antoinette's cell

Explore the Expiatory Chapel, a transformed area of Marie-Antoinette's prison cell. Admire the black-walled sanctuary and the glass-stained windows with her initials. Spending the last 10 weeks of her life in this cell, the Queen's chair is still on display even today. A veiled mannequin is also on display, standing in for the queen. Ask for the histopad at the entrance for a reconstruction of what the cell looked like in the past, and for a detailed history of the cell, making your experience more interactive.

Hall of Soldiers

Step into the glorious grand hall where the king frequently hosted royal banquets. Explore the place where the royal family and their 2000-strong staff dined. Built in 1300, it is to this day the largest (69.3 m long by 27.4 m wide) surviving medieval hall in Europe. Temporary exhibitions are often held at this hall, so don't forget to spend some time here if you're a history buff. Ask for the histopad at the entrance to step back into history for a reconstruction and a detailed history of the hall.

La Conciergerie courtyard

On October 29, 1793, the Revolutionary Court sentenced 21 moderate members of theᅠGirondinsᅠparliamentary group to death. Explore the Girodins' Chapel, where the Girodins were served their final meal before their execution as they kept watch over the body of their deputy who died by suicide to avoid the guillotine. Unlock history with the histopad that you can request for at the entrance. Go back in time as the histopad reconstructs what the chapel looked like in the past, and read all about its detailed history, making your experience more interactive and informative.

The Women's Courtyard

Explore the relatively unchanged Women's Courtyard where Marie-Antoinette and other female prisoners where let out to exercise, wash clothes, eat, or walk around. To this day, you can visit the the arcades, garden, stone table, and fountain where prisoners could wash their garments, where all the female prisoners, including the queen, spent their days before their inevitable fate. Bring the space to life as the histopad reconstructs what the chapel looked like in the past, and read all about its detailed history, making your experience more interactive and informative.

Plan Your Visit to the Conciergerie

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Conciergerie - Tips - Book tickets in Advance
  • Book in advance: The Conciergerie is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris, and tickets can sell out quickly, especially during peak tourist season. To ensure you get a spot, it's best to book your tickets in advance.
  • Check for combo tickets: You can look for combo tours that offer entry into Sainte-Chapelle or the Pantheon so that you can make the most of your experience on your visit.
  • Dress appropriately: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing to make your visit hassle-free.
  • Avoid crowds: The Conciergerie is most crowded during national holidays and the weekends. Avoid booking your tickets on these days to avoid large crowds, preferably in the morning or afternoon.
Conciergerie - Eat

There are no restaurants inside the Conciergerie. However, there are a few dining options available at a walking distance:

Conciergerie - Nearby
  • Sainte-Chapelle: Just 1 minute away from the Conciergerie is Sainte-Chapelle, a royal, Gothic chapel with stained glass windows, frequented by the royal family until the 14th century.
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral: Just 550 m away is the Notre-Dame, yet another excellent example of French Gothic architecture in the world, and is one of the most-visited monuments in Paris.
  • Pont Neuf: Located 600 m away, the Pont Neuf bridge is the oldest surviving stone bridge across the river Seine. It is also the third longest bridge in Paris.
  • Panthéon: Located 1.4 km away, the Panthéon is the architectural masterpiece of Soufflot, installed with a rich variety of works of art. Before the Eiffel Tower was built, the Panthéon was the highest point in Paris.
  • Louvre Museum: Home to the Mona Lisa and several other world-famous paintings, the Louvre Museum is only 1 km away from the Conciergerie.
  • Palais Garnier: Built under Emperor Napoleon III, the 1,979-seat opera house, known for its magnificent interiors and amazing performances by the Paris Opera Ballet, is only 3.2 km away.

Beyond the Conciergerie

Sainte-Chapelle
Notre Dame Cathedral
Pantheon

Frequently Asked Questions About The Conciergerie

How much is a ticket to the Conciergerie?

The starting price for the Conciergerie tickets is €11.5. This includes skip-the-line access to the Conciergerie. You can also get combo tickets to other nearby attractions such as the Sainte-Chapelle and the Pantheon.

How to book tickets to the Conciergerie?

You can buy tickets at the venue or online in advance. It is recommended that you book in advance so that you can skip the long queues and be assured of your entry into the Conciergerie.

Why should I book Conciergerie tickets online?

Booking the Conciergerie tickets online offers the following several benefits:
- Skip the lines: By booking your tickets online in advance, you can get skip-the-line access to the Conciergerie and save time on your visit.
- Guaranteed entry: Tickets might not be available at the venue during peak season, so booking you ticket in advance ensures a hassle-free visit.
- Choose from various options: You can also plan for your experience by choosing the type of experience best suited for you, including combo tours so that you can make the most of your trip.
- Customer service: You’ll also get 24/7 customer service on the phone, by email, or chat, allowing you to resolve any issues quickly.

What do the Conciergerie tickets include?

A standard Conciergerie ticket offers guaranteed entry to the attraction. You can also buy combo tours as part of your experience that gives you access to the Sainte-Chapelle or the Pantheon.

Are discounts available on the Conciergerie tickets?

The Conciergerie is free to visit during European Heritage Days (3rd weekend of September) and the 1st Sunday of the month (January to March and November to December). Tickets are free to those under 18 and to EU and EEA nationals between 18 and 25. Disabled civilians with a valid CMI card, journalists, and architecture students are also free to enter the Conciergerie.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum?

Yes, you can purchase Conciergerie skip-the-line tickets, allowing you to bypass long lines. The best skip-the-line ticket options is:
- Skip-the-Line Tickets to Conciergerie

How do I access the Expiatory Chapel?

You can access the Expiatory Chapel, the Girodins' Chapel, the Hall of Soldiers, and the Women's Courtyard with a standard ticket.

Do the Conciergeire tickets allow entry into the Sainte-Chapelle?

A standard Conciergerie ticket does not offer access to Sainte-Chapelle. You will have to opt for a combo tour that provides access to the Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle.

What is the cancelation policy for Conciergerie tickets?

The Conciergerie tickets cannot be canceled. However, most of the tickets can be rescheduled. Please check the specific terms before you make your reservation.

What are the Conciergerie opening hours?

The Conciergerie is open from 9:30 AM to 6 PM throughout the week and the last entry is at 5:30 PM.

How long does it take to complete a Conciergerie tour?

It only takes 1-2 hours to visit the Conciergerie.