Located on the northern waterfront of the Cité, the magnificent former palace of the Royal Palace (Conciergerie in French) is the most prominent palace in the area. During the Great French Revolution, the palace also served as a prison for up to 1,200 prisoners.

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The history of the palace dates back to the 9th century, but its current form began to materialize during the 13th and 14th centuries. Philip IV was the main contributor to its distinctive appearance. Philip the Magnificent, when he built the famous pair of towers César and Argent.

Since 1914, the building has been open to the public as a museum.

Admission and opening hours

The palace is open to the public daily from 9:30 to 18:00.

Admission costs 13 eur, free for anyone under 18 and EU students between 18 and 25.

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