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A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting The Conciergerie

Conciergerie | Visitor Information At A Glance

Conciergerie
  • What are the Conciergerie opening hours?
    The Conciergerie is open from 9:30 AM to 6 PM throughout the week. 
  • Where is the Conciergerie located?
    The Conciergerie is located at 2 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris, France. Get directions.
  • How many visitors come to the Conciergerie every year?
    The Conciergerie hosts approximately 400,000 visitors annually.

What are the Conciergerie Opening Hours?

Conciergerie Timings

What's The Best time to Visit the Conciergerie?

  • It takes approximately 1-2 hours to completely explore the Conciergerie.
  • Peak season: From April to June and from October to early November.
  • Low season: December to January.
  • Free entry: European Heritage Days (third weekend of September) and the first Sunday of the month (January to March and November to December)
  • Ideally visit on weekdays, preferably in the morning or afternoon, for a quieter experience.

Where is the Conciergerie Located?

Getting to the Conciergerie in Paris

Conciergerie by public transport - Metro

By Public Transportation

By Metro: The nearest metro station is the Cité, on metro line 4, just a minute's walk away. Lines 1 & 7 will take you to the Saint Michel-Notre Dame station which is 2 minutes away, or to the Pont Neuf station which is less than 9 minutes away by foot.

By Bus: You can get to Châtelet or Saint-Michel, the closest bus stops to the Conciergerie, by buses 21, 24, 27, 38, 47, 63, 72, 75, 81, 85, and 96. Both bus stops are less than 5 minutes away by foot.

By RER: You can reach the Conciergerie by taking Lines A, B, or C. The closest RER station to the Conciergerie is Saint-Michel Notre-Dame, which is a 4-minute walk away.

Conciergerie by Car

By Car

The Conciergerie is located on a paid parking zone. If you're driving down to see the Conciergerie, it is recommended that you avail one of the many paid parking facilities nearby, which are often cheaper than the street parking rates.

Parking Facilities

These are the closest paid parking facilities nearby.

  1. Indigo Paris Lutèce, which is a 1-minute walk from the Conciergerie.
  2. Indigo Paris Harlay Pont Neuf, which is a 5-minute walk away.
  3. Indigo Paris Place Saint-Michel is 6 minutes away by foot.  
  4. Saemes Hôtel de Ville is a 6-minute walk away.



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Conciergerie - Accessibility
  • Entry is free for disabled persons and their companions, upon proof of verification.
  • Depending on their disability and the facilities provided, supervised visits are available for disabled visitors.
  • Devices to help visitors understand and learn about the monument are available at the entrance.
  • Guide dogs and service dogs can accompany visitors to the Conciergerie.
  • There are several benches with backrests in each of the rooms for visitors with limited mobility.
  • A map of the Conciergerie in relief is available for visually impaired visitors.
  • Soft resin tactile boards are also available at the entrance upon request.
  • The Conciergerie is not wheelchair accessible.
Conciergerie - Facilities
  • The Conciergerie does not have access to toilets. You can take advantage of nearby public toilets located on the Rue D Arcole or Place du parvis de Notre-Dame streets.
Conciergerie - Tips to visit
  • Book you Conciergerie tickets in advance to get skip-the-line access and ensure guaranteed entry on the date and time of your convenience.
  • Check for combo tickets that offer entry into Sainte-Chapelle or the Pantheon so that you can make the most of your experience on your visit.
  • Dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes to make your visit less stressful.
  • Visit during the low season or during the weekdays, preferably during the morning or afternoon to avoid crowds.
  • Since the Conciergerie does not provide cloakroom services, it is best to travel light so you can enjoy your visit.
Restaurants and cafes near Conciergerie

There are no restaurants within the Conciergerie. However, you can dine at one of the nearby restaurants.

  • C'Trobon: Located near Rue de la Coutellerie. Open everyday except Sundays from 11:30 AM to 3 PM and 6 PM to 11 PM. Fill up on affordable Chinese food.
  • Flam's Lombards: Located near Rue des Lombards. Open daily from 12 PM to 11 PM. For all you can eat French cuisine.
  • Restaurant brasserie Grizzli Café: Located near Rue Saint-Martin. Open daily from 8 AM to 1 AM. Head over to this bistro for a quick bite or two.
  • Black & White Burger: Located near Rue Saint-Denis. Open on all days from 11:30 AM to 12 AM. Enjoy delicious burgers with a twist.
Hotels near Conciergerie

Budget

Villa Des Princes, 1.4 km away; Tonic Hotel Saint-Germain, 1.4 km away; Hôtel du Cygne, 1.9 km away

Mid-Range

Prince de Conde, 1 km away; Hôtel Dechampaigne, 1 km away; Hotel Royal Saint Michel, 1.3 km away

Luxury

Maison Albar - Le Pont-Neuf, 1.1 km away; Hotel Du Jeu De Paume, 1.3 km away; Parc Saint-Séverin, 1.7 km away

Attractions near Conciergerie
  • Sainte-Chapelle: Explore the royal, Gothic chapel with stained glass windows, frequented by the royal family until the 14th century.
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral: The Notre-Dame is yet another excellent example of French Gothic architecture in the world, and is one of the most-visited monuments in Paris.
  • Panthéon: The Panthéon is the architectural masterpiece of Soufflot, installed with a rich variety of works of art. In fact, the Panthéon was the highest point in Paris before the Eiffel Tower was built.
  • Louvre Museum: Home to the Mona Lisa and several other world-famous paintings, the Louvre Museum is one of the biggest museums in the world.
  • Palais Garnier: Built under Emperor Napoleon III, the 1,979-seat opera house is known for its magnificent interiors and amazing performances by the Paris Opera Ballet.

Frequently Asked Questions: Visiting The Conciergerie in Paris

What are the Conciergerie opening hours?

The Conciergerie is open Monday to Sunday from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. However, the Conciergerie is closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.

What is the best time to visit the Conciergerie?

Visit the Conciergerie during December to February to avoid the peak season. We recommend visiting weekdays, preferably in the morning or afternoon to avoid the crowds.

How much time does it take to visit the Conciergerie?

You only need 1-2 hours for a complete tour of the Conciergerie.

Where is the Conciergerie located?

The Conciergerie is located in the heart of Paris, France, on Bd du Palais. It is situated in the Île de la Cité, a small island in the Seine River, and is easily accessible by public transportation.

What is the best way to get to the Conciergerie?

The best way to reach the Conciergerie is by taking the metro (Line 4) to the Cité metro station. You can also take the RER (Lines A, B or C) to the Saint-Michel Notre-Dame station. There are also several buses stop near the Conciergerie.

Is the Conciergerie wheelchair accessible?

No, the Conciergerie is not wheelchair accessible. However, it is accessible to visitors with limited mobility, visually impaired and deaf visitors.

What are some of the accessibilty features in place at the Conciergerie?

The Conciergerie has special devices for disabled visitors that help you understand and learn about the monument.

Is there a dress code to be followed at the Conciergerie?

There is no mandatory dress code to be followed at the Conciergerie. However, we do recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing so that you can enjoy the experience without any stress.

Are prams allowed in the Conciergerie?

Strollers and prams are allowed inside the Conciergerie only if they are small and collapsible enough to fit inside the X-ray machine.

Is photography permitted inside the Conciergerie?

Yes, photography is permitted in the Conciergerie except for a few specific areas.

Is there a cloakroom at the Conciergerie?

No, the Conciergerie does not have a cloakroom. We suggest that you travel light when you visit the Conciergerie.

Can I bring food and drinks to the Conciergerie?

Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the Conciergerie. We recommend eating at one of the many restaurants and cafes near the Conciergerie before or after your visit.

How do I book tickets to visit the Conciergerie?

You can buy tickets to the Conciergerie at the venue or online. We recommend buying online Conciergerie tickets as they allow you to skip the lines and ensure guaranteed access.

How much does it cost to visit the Conciergerie?

General admission for adults is €11.5, while admission is free for individuals under 18 years old. Admission is also free for EU residents under 26 years old, disabled visitors, architecture students and journalists. Tickets to the Conciergerie are free for all on European Heritage Days (third weekend of September) and on the first Sunday of the month (January to March and November to December).