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La Conciergerie

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
1. La Conciergerie Marker
Inscription. La Conciergerie tient son nom du concierge, à qui le roi confie les droits de justice sur la demeure royale et ses dépendances. Du palais capétien de Philippe le Bel subsistent de rares salles gothiques, témoins des fastes royaux du XIVe siècle. Les salles dites «revolutionaries» évoquent le régime de la Terreur avec, en partictulier, le cellule reconstituée des la reine Marie Antoinette.

(English)
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

La Conciergerie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
2. La Conciergerie Marker
This marker is on the fence in front of La Conciergerie.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tribunal de Commerce (a few steps from this marker); Sainte-Chapelle (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ici s’elevait Le Chapelle Saint Michel du Palais (about 120 meters away); Libération de Paris (about 150 meters away); A Tous Les Français (about 240 meters away); André Perrin (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Marcel Rey (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jacques de Molay (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
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.) 
 
Additional keywords. prison
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable Buildings
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
3. La Conciergerie
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 5, 2012
4. Clock on La Conciergerie
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 7, 2012
5. La Conciergerie
 
 
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