A royal medieval palace turned into a prison during the French Revolution: discover the history of the Conciergerie with this skip-the-line ticket.
Conciergerie Skip the Line Ticket
"Excuse me, sir, I did not mean to do it". Legend has it that those were Marie Antoinette's last words before being executed one cold morning in October 1793. The famous last queen of France ended her days in the cells of the Conciergerie, which had been transformed from a medieval palace to a prison in the turbulent years of the French Revolution.
With your skip-the-line ticket to the Conciergerie, you'll be able to explore the incredible rooms in this gothic palace located on the Île de la Cité, in the heart of Paris. One of the stand-out features is the clock tower, which is where the first public clock in Paris was installed.
Underneath the palace, you can delve into the prison cells, where you can see the harsh conditions that prisoners were subjected to during the French Revolution. One of these cells is more famous than the others, as it was where prisoner number 280, Marie Antoinette, spend her final days. Here you can see personal items that belonged to the monarch and learn more about her fall from royalty. Do you think it's true that upon learning that the French peasants didn't have bread to feed themselves, she replied by saying "let them eat cake"?
The Conciergerie is currently home to the French Palace of Justice, and some of its rooms and facilities can also be visited with this skip-the-line ticket.
With this ticket, you'll be given a free informational leaflet in English and other languages. Guided tours are also available free of charge, but only in French. The tours last about an hour and the timetable varies depending on the day. If you are interested in taking a guided tour in French, check with staff at the Conciergerie.
From August 10, 2021, you'll be given a HistoPad when you enter the monument. It's an interactive tablet that allows you to learn about the history of this place through a variety of infographics.
Conciergerie Opening Times
When making your reservation, you must choose during which of the following time slots you wish to visit the monument:
- From 9.30 am to 1.30 pm.
- From 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm.
- From 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
After making your reservation, we will get in contact with you no later than 72 hours to let you know the specific time assigned for your visit. The specific time will always fall within your chosen time slot.
Please note, the last admission is 30 minutes before it closes.
When you purchase this ticket, you'll be able to visit the monument without standing in line at the ticket office. However, you will still have to queue to enter the palace and you'll have to wait to go through the security controls.
Combined Visit with the Saint-Chapelle
Standing next to the Conciergerie is the Sainte-Chapelle, a beautiful gothic chapel declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so it makes sense to visit them both at the same time. You can purchase a combined ticket or you could get the ticket to the Sainte-Chapelle directly as well.
The Ile de la Cité is currently accessible from two different points in Paris. You can go to either of these two entrances:
- From the right bank of the River Seine (metro stop Châtelet): the entrance to the island is via the Pont au Change. You'll need to show your booking voucher at the Tour de l'Horloge checkpoint.
- From the left bank of the River Seine (metro stop Saint-Michel Notre-Dame): the entrance to the island is via the Pont Saint Michel. You must show your booking voucher at the checkpoint at the intersection of Quai des Orfèvres and Boulevard du Palais.
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Ticket to the Conciergerie
EU citizens from 18 to 25 years oldFree
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Skip the line ticket to the Conciergerie.
Informational leaflet in English.
Optional guided tour in French.
When to book?
You can book up to 2 days before (Paris local time) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.