The Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle
- One of the most beautiful royal palaces of the 14th century on the Ile de la Cité: the Grande Salle, the Salle des Gens d’Armes (Hall of the Men in Arms), the kitchens – all testimony to the splendors of the court.
- “Monsieur de Paris”, the Reign of Terror during the French revolution, and the Tour Bonbec – questioning and torturing of the prisoners.
- The prisoners’ quarters, social inequalities and the treatment of inmates, the prison cells, the expiatory chapel, the women’s yard.
- The Carnation Plot: Marie Antoinette’s close escape.
Tour 1: Classic Tour 2hrs
Come discover, with your guide, this important site of French judiciary, now the Palais de Justice (the Paris law courts) where the concierge today occupies a completely different position. End the tour with a visit to the Sainte Chapelle, one of the most beautiful architectural settings to house holy relics.
Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed January 1, May 1, and December 25
Direct, no-lines access: reservation required for groups (30 people maximum per guide)