While the best time to visit the Conciergerie is between April and June and and again between October and early November, these are also when the Conciergerie sees the most visitors. Paris witnesses a very pleasant climate during these months and it is more favourable for tourists to visit the attractions in Paris during these months. Travel and accommodation expenses are also higher during these months due to the high influx of tourists.
If you want to beat the crowd and get cheaper accommodation and travel, we recommend that you visit the Conciergerie during December, January, or February. The weather will be colder than the rest of the year, but it ensures a cheaper and less crowded experience for you.
Admission to the Conciergerie is free on National Heritage Days and on the first Sunday of every month, so you can expect huge crowds on these days. We recommend that you avoid booking your visit during these days for a pleasant experience. The Conciergerie is also more crowded during the weekends, especially during the peak season. If you want a less crowded experience with shorter wait times, we suggest you visit the Conciergerie during the week.
However, if you do plan your visit during the weekends, we suggest that you book slots during the morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds. Arrive early to avoid long queues and the midday crowds.
The Conciergerie is open Monday to Sunday from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. The last admission is at 5:30 PM.
The Conciergerie is closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.
Last admission to the Conciergerie is usually at 5:30 PM i.e. 30 minutes before closing.
You only need 1-2 hours to explore the Conciergerie. However, it may take longer during the peak season when the Conciergerie is crowded.
The best time to visit the Conciergerie is on weekdays, in the morning or later afternoon, where it is less crowded.
The Conciergerie is free for those under 18 and for EU citizens below the age of 26. Tickets are also free for disabled civilians with a valid CMI card, journalists, and architecture students. The Conciergerie is free for everyone to visit during European Heritage Days (3rd weekend of September) and the 1st Sunday of the month (January to March and November to December).
Yes, the Conciergerie is open on the weekends. However, you should expect bigger crowds during the weekend. To avoid these crowds, plan your visit during the week.
The Conciergerie experiences larger crowds and longer wait times on the weekend. We advise that you plan your visit during the week to avoid these crowds. However, if you do visit on the weekend, plan your trip during the morning or later afternoon to avoid the midday crowds.