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“Palais de la Cite - Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Conciergerie

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Skip the Line: Paris Conciergerie Monument
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Owner description: The present monument forms only a part of the former palace of the Capetian dynasty. Charles V ceased using the palace in the 14th century and decided to house his law courts here. The Concierge, or keeper, was appointed by the king and was responsible for policing within the palace walls. At the end of the 18th century, many prisoners detained by the Revolutionary Tribunal were held in the Conciergerie, including Marie-Antoinette. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.Open:> 2nd January to 31st December: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th DecemberAdmission fees: Adults : 8,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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“Palais de la Cite - Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Located on the grounds of the origins of Paris, the Palais de la Cite has witnessed significant events in French and Parisian history. From the original royal palace of France to the famed prison of the French Revolution, the Conciergerie has tremendous potential as an iconic museum. Only a small portion of the Conciergerie is open to the public to include Sainte Chapelle as the former Palace is home to some of the Parisian courts.

If you intend to visit either the Conciergerie or Saint Chapelle, each monument costs €8,50; however, a combi-ticket for both monuments is only €12,50. The single entrance fee is rather steep given the minimal items to see in the Conciergerie and the construction in Sainte Chapelle. If you are limited on time, skip the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle.

Visited June 2014
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“Very historical but lazy museum”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

This place has so much history to it and it could make for a great museum. However, the museum does a very poor job of doing the history justice. The gift shop seems to be what they care about the most at this museum. There are many rooms in this building that are being underused, and oddly enough the ones that are the best used are the smallest and most crowded rooms.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

An empty, vaguely medieval-looking room followed by an exceedingly dull exhibition on the French Revolution (and I say that as a History student). The chapel was OK I guess. The prison cells were, well, prison cells. Just glad I could get in for free. Save your money and read a well illustrated library book on the history of France

Visited June 2014
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“Just okay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I was interested in visiting the Conciergerie as my family has a known decedent who was imprisoned and guillotined here so it was a special visit, and that is the reason for the 'excellent' rating. If I had to be honest about the experience of it, it is a very quick tour as there isn't much to see. You are able to view examples of the cells that people were imprisoned in, and read a bit of background information. If it didn't have the relevance that it had to me, and I didn't have the museum pass I would've probably skipped it.

Visited May 2014
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“Kids enjoyed this change of pace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

This is worth a visit, while on Ile de Cite. It's right next to St. Chappelle and is included in the museum pass. From the outside, the black turrets provide architectural appeal. Inside, the main hallway is breathtaking....gothic arches lead you into the prison area. The kids enjoyed seeing the examples of prison cells and where Marie Antionette was housed.

Visited May 2014
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