Discover the fascinating history of the kings of France and of the French Revolution by visiting the Conciergerie, one of Paris’ most emblematic monuments ! However, before taking your car on to the Ile de la Cité, one of the busiest tourist districts in Paris, we recommend that you book your parking space in advance at a reduced price in a nearby car park. This means that you'll be sure of finding a parking space free when you arrive at the Notre-Dame car park located under the square in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral just alongside the Conciergerie, at the Hôtel de Ville car park situated just opposite on the other side of the river Seine, or at the Louvre Samaritaine car park situated place du Louvre 10 minutes away on foot from the Conciergerie, by reserving at ParkingsdeParis.com !
With its Gothic styling, the Conciergerie is the oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité, the first royal palace in the French capital. In the 15th century, the ground floor of the palace was converted into a prison and the upper floor reserved for the Parliament. During the French Revolution, the Conciergerie was seen as a sort of death row and very few people walked out free. You can still visit the dungeons, including that of Queen Marie-Antoinette.
Conciergerie - 2, boulevard du Palais - 75001 Paris
Open everyday : 9.30 am to 6 pm (cashdesks close 30 minutes earlier)
For further information : conciergerie.monuments-nationaux.fr