Discover this Medieval royal palace that became a revolutionary tribunal and Marie-Antoinette’s prison.

Label UNESCO patrimoine mondial

History of the monument

A splendid Gothic palace. The Salle des Gardes (Guards Room) and the immense Salle des Gens d'armes (Hall of the soldiers), built under King Philip the Fair, still remain from the days of the medieval palace, as do the kitchens built under King John the Good. 
From a Royal residence to a Palace of Justice. The Kings of France abandoned the palace at the end of the 14th century to settle in the Louvre and in Vincennes. It then took on a judicial role, and part of the palace was converted into prison cells.
Revolutionary prison. The Conciergerie became one of the principal places of detention during the French Revolution, with the installation of the Revolutionary Court. Its most famous prisoner was Marie-Antoinette. During the Restoration, a commemorative chapel was erected on the site of her cell.
Continue your visit to the Sainte-Chapelle and be dazzled by the 1,113 stained glass windows in this radiant jewel of Gothic architecture.




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