Just a few steps from the Hôtel du Jeu de Paume, on the Ile de la Cité, is the Conciergerie, a medieval palace and royal residence that was abandoned at the dawn of the 15th century for the Louvre Palace or the Château de Vincennes. It is from this moment that the activity of the judiciary begins in the Conciergerie and will become a Palace of Justice as well as a prison during the French revolution. The most famous prisoner was Marie-Antoinette, whose last home it was. Her cell and a commemorative chapel built at the time of its restoration can be found there. In order to immerse yourself in the history of the palace, Histopads are available to discover this Gothic Palis and the different stages of its history.
The visit can continue to the Holy Chapel, a jewel of Gothic architecture with 1,113 stained glass windows. The Chapel had for destiny to welcome the most precious relics of the Christianity with as jewels the crown of thorns of Jesus Christ acquired by Saint-Louis. You will have the privilege of observing exceptional stained glass windows of 15 meters high and composed of 1,113 windows representing scenes from the Old and New Testaments. A marvel erected in only 7 years during the 13th century.
Combined ticket : Sainte-Chapelle / Conciergerie : 18,50
Access to the monuments is from the left bank by the Pont Saint-Michel, and from the right bank by the Pont au Change.
2, boulevard du Palais
All year long from 9:30 am to 6 pm
8, boulevard du Palais
From October 1st to March 31st 9am - 5pm
From April 1st to September 30th 9am - 7pm
Métro 4, station Cité
RER B ou C : station Saint-Michel
Métro 1,7,11, 14 : station châtelet
Bus : 21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85, 96