Conciergerie Paris Exhibitions & Events Schedule 2023-24 | Current & Upcoming Events


Located on the banks of the Seine, the Conciergerie was formerly the royal residence of the French kings. It was then converted into a courthouse and prison during the French Revolution with its most famous prisoner being Marie-Antoinette, the last queen of France. This Gothic architectural marvel is now a national monument and museum representing the rich history of the country.   

The museum hosts exhibitions throughout the year. This page has all you need to know about the different exhibitions held at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What is the Conciergerie?

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Why Attend an Event at the Conciergerie?

  • The exhibitions offer a glimpse into the rich history of the Conciergerie.
  • Visitors get a chance to look at the monument from a new perspective.
  • The exhibitions offer an insight into the life of Marie-Antoinette and how the royal residence became one of the most notorious detention places during the French Revolution.
  • Also, get to marvel at the beautiful Gothic architecture of the palace.

Exhibitions at the Conciergerie in 2023-24

The Conciergerie Through Time
Tales and Stories
Daily Life in the Middle Ages


  • December 16 (2 PM)
  • December 29 (10:30 AM)

This narrated, dramatized visit follows the history of the Conciergerie through time. Follow the storyteller on a journey through time, from life in the Palace during the medieval times to the events of the French Revolution.

Dates: December 28, 2023 - January 6, 2024

Join festive programs at the Conciergerie you can enjoy with family, storytelling shows, workshops for children, and a funny show by the Company la Petite Main, as part of the 'Tales and Stories operation offered by the Center des Monuments Nationaux.


  • December 30 (3:30 PM)
  • January 3 (3:30 PM)

Join this narrated show for a glimpse into life at the Palais de la Cité in the Middle Ages. From food to holiday pleasure, join this guided tour at the Conciergerie and discover daily life in the former palace of the Capetian kings.

Other events at the Conciergerie

All in the Kitchen
The Sleeping King Trash Can
Night in the Middle Ages

Date: December 30 (10:30 AM)

What: Workshop

Discover the cuisine of the Middle Ages through card games, colors, smells, and fabric printing workshops. This children-focused workshop will allow them to create a collective meal table menu as a family.


  • January 4 (11 AM and 2:30 PM)
  • January 5 (11 AM and 2:30 PM)

What: Play

A play that is filled with music, costumes, dance, and drama through a comedic take on the world of princes and princesses. Join the audience at Conciergerie to witness this medieval, burlesque, and anti-waste thriller produced by the Compagnie la petite main.

Date: January 6 (4 PM)

What: Workshop

A workshop for children and parents to discover the mysterious world of the Middle Ages and relive how and in what people slept, what they did at night, and what their dreams and nightmares were like. The workshop also delves into different sleep habits and rhythms, chimeras, and medieval imagination. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Conciergerie Events

What events are currently showing at the Conciergerie in Paris?

The Conciergerie has scheduled several workshops, narrated shows, and plays as part of the 'Tales and Stories' operation.

Do I need to buy separate tickets to view the various events at the Conciergerie?

No, the tickets to the museum include access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Conciergerie.

How can I view the events at the Conciergerie?

You will need to book tickets to the Conciergerie in advance if you want to view the exhibitions being held there. 

When did the Conciergerie host its first exhibition?

While the exact date of the first exhibition is not known, the Conciergerie has hosted several exhibitions since it opened to the public in 1914.

What are some of the prominent exhibitions that have been held at the Conciergerie?

Some of the most prominent exhibitions held at the museum in the past include Marie-Antoinette, Saint Louis, and El Anatsui’s ‘In Search of Freedom’.

What is the Conciergerie famous for?

The Conciergerie is famous for being a high-ranking prison during the French Revolution and a frightening antechamber for the guillotine. Its most famous prisoner was Marie-Antoinette, the last queen of France who was imprisoned, tried and sentenced here.

Do I need to book my tickets in advance to view the Conciergerie events?

Yes, you will need to book tickets to the Conciergerie in advance if you want to view the events being held there. 

How many events are held at Conciergerie annually?

While there is no fixed number of events held annually, the museum does host events throughout the year.

How To Attend the Conciergerie Events?

It depends on the exhibition or events you want to attend and the gallery in which it is being held. The entry tickets include access to all permanent and temporary exhibitions at the museum.
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