The Conciergerie, originally part of the former royal palace of the French kings, it takes its name from the high ranking court official known as the Concierge, or keeper of the palace, entrusted by the king with judicial rights within the royal residence. A unique ensemble of Gothic chambers, dating from the reign of Philippe the Fair, survive today as an outstanding testament to the splendors of the 14th century royal court. The 18th century “revolutionary prison” refers to the Reign of Terror and includes a re-creation of Queen Marie-Antoinette’s cell.
Location. 48° 51.364′ N, 2° 20.776′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France. Marker is at the intersection of Boulevard du Palais and Quai de l'Horloge on Boulevard du Palais. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Boulevard du Palais, Paris, Île-de-France 75004, France.
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Also see . . . Conciergerie - Wikipedia. "La Conciergerie... is a former royal palace and prison in Paris, France, located on the west of the Île de la Cité, near the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. It is part of the larger complex known as the Palais de Justice, which is still used for judicial purposes. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from La Conciergerie to be executed on the guillotine at a number of locations around Paris. (Submitted on December 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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