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.
Conciergerie Opening Times
The Conciergerie opens Monday to Sunday from 1st January to 31st December from 9:30 am to 6 pm.
Please note: last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
Until the 26 January 2020, last admission will be at 5 pm Thursday to Tuesday, and 7:45 pm on Wednesdays during the Marie Antoinette exhibition.
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. We recommend purchasing a combined ticket, which costs 15 euros, saving you 4 euros, as the ticket to the Conciergerie costs 9 euros and the ticket to the Sainte-Chapelle costs 10 euros.
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Ticket to the Conciergerie
EU citizens from 18 to 25 years oldFree
Skip the line ticket to the Conciergerie.
Informational leaflet in English.
Optional guided tour in French.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (5:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).