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.
Dates: February 9 to May 20, 2024
Timings: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Last access: 5:30 PM
Photographer Ahmet Ertuğ travels the world, and captures examples of the most beautiful examples of ancient architecture. From Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, to Saint Peter in the Vatican, Ahmet Ertuğ recreates what makes an architecture monumental and their small details that give it their spirit through his photographs.
Date: February 10 and March 2, 2024
Timings: 2:30 PM
As part of Ahmet Ertug's exhibition, participate in the game of photography to discover the Conciergerie in a different light! Observce architecture and photograph an imaginary world accompanied by photographer Lucy Winkelmann.
Dates: February 17, 2024
Timings: 2 PM
Follow the storyteller on a journey through time, as they narrate the history and story from the life of the Palace in medieval times to the events of the French Revolution.
Timings: 11 AM
Visitors to the Conciergerie are overcome with mysterious discomforts. What could the cause be? You are an expert from the Extrasensory Investigations Agency and have been asked to investigate this paranormal phenomenon. What is the cause, and who is responsible? Find out...
Date: February 24, 2024
Timings: 3:30 PM
What: Guided Tour
There is more to the Conciergerie than its beautiful Gothic vaults. Uncover the Revolutionary route of the Conciergerie and how life was at the prison, what the state of the prison was, how the Revolution transformed justice, and even meet the people who lived here, including the most famous prisoner Marie-Antoinette.
Date: February 24, 2024
Timings: 10:30 AM
A workshop for children, a meditator invites the little ones to live and experience life at the medieval Conciergerie and marvel at its Gothic architecture in an interactive and sensitive way.
The Conciergerie has scheduled several workshops, narrated shows, and plays as part of the 'Tales and Stories' operation.
No, the tickets to the museum include access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Conciergerie.
You will need to book tickets to the Conciergerie in advance if you want to view the exhibitions being held there.
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.
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’.
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.
Yes, you will need to book tickets to the Conciergerie in advance if you want to view the events being held there.
While there is no fixed number of events held annually, the museum does host events throughout the year.