La Conciergerie

  • The Conciergerie

    The Conciergerie

    © Ricardo André Frantz/ CreativeCommons-BY-SA

  • Marie Antoinette Cell

    Marie Antoinette Cell

    © André Lage Freitas/ CreativeCommons-BY-SA

La Conciergerie 75 Paris fr

The Conciergerie is part of the larger Hall of Justice (Palais de Justice) on the Ile de la Cité, and was formerly both a medieval palace and a prison. As a palace, it was home to Louis IX (Saint Louis) and Phillip IV (Phillip the Fair). As a prison, it housed political prisoners during the French Revolution, most notably, Marie Antoinette. 

Things to see


  • René Magritte: The treachery of images at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

    © Centre Pompidou, mnam-cci /Dist. RMN-GP, Photo : G. Meguerditchian © Adagp, Paris 2015

    From September 21, 2016 to January 23, 2017
    Paris’s Centre Pompidou unveils an exhibition dedicated to René Magritte’s surrealist work, and his idea that words can be shown in images   
  • FIAC - International Contemporary Art Fair

    © FIAC/Marc Domage

    From October 20, 2016 to October 23, 2016
    Every autumn, enthusiasts and collectors flock to the French capital for the International Contemporary Art Fair, one of the major events on the contemporary art scene.
  • REMBRANDT at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris

    © Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André – Institut de France/Culturespaces-Musée Jacquemart-André

    From September 16, 2016 to January 23, 2017
    Based around 3 Rembrandt masterpieces held at the Musée Jacquemart-André, this exhibition retraces the pivotal moments through this major Dutch artist’s career.  

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