Along the Seine lies the Conciergerie: the oldest Royal Palace in Paris and oldest prison in France. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed by guillotine at some locations around Paris.
The Conciergerie Palace has been chosen as an UNESCO world heritage site and it is also as a monument among the Center Des Monuments Nationaux. In this place you will feel a very special atmosphere. This medieval-style building was a Royal Residence until 1300 and later became a dark prison on the Île de la Cité. Many well-known names spent their last hours between these walls: Charlotte Corday, Danton, Madame Elisabeth, Robespierre, Madame du Barry and above all Mary Antonietta. Visiting the Palace Salons and the old jails you will live a truly unique experience.