A trip to Conciergerie
immerses you in the seedy French past. With this fast track ticket, you will waft
past the long queues. It assures you of a swift entry to this iconic Parisian
landmark which is a part of the 6th century Palais de la Cité that
once remained as the seat of royal power. This gives you enough time to explore
its diverse sections at your own comfortable pace. Stroll through the Europe’s largest
and oldest surviving medieval hall, pay homage to the heroes of French
Revolution, and visit the cells of prisoners including that of Marie-Antoinette
(King Louis XVI’s queen consort).
What To Expect?
a Masterpiece of Gothic Style Architecture
Conciergerie, along the
legendary Seine River, stands as one of the imposing illustrations of secular
Gothic architectures. Come appreciate its architectural details up close! There
are four Gothic towers – the oldest of all which is Bonbec Tower; it epitomizes
the region’s tumultuous past. The next is the Silver Tower which once served as
the royal treasury. Named after the Roman sovereigns, the Caesar Tower
represents the impact of Roman rule in Paris. The fourth tower is the 16th
century Horlage Tower with an antique clock that is regarded as the region’s
oldest and first public clock.
at its Intriguing Sections
As you enter the
structure, the first thing that you will see is the Salon des gens d’armes or
the Hall of Soldiers. Interestingly, it is the Europe’s oldest remaining
medieval hall. You also get to check out the Guards Room, along with medieval
kitchens and the Toilette. As you move upstairs, take a look at the Memorial
Room which commemorates the prisoners who were killed via the guillotine. The
grim Parisian past is unveiled as you walk through its damp dungeons. There is
also an exclusive exhibit featuring the life of Marie Antoinette which was one
of its most famed prisoners.
Conciergerie in Augmented Reality
Thanks to the latest Histopad
– a high-end augmented reality tool which journeys you through time with its
cool features and 3D reconstruction. So get ready to be part of an interactive experience
which allows you to grab some fascinating Conciergerie facts including the
secrets of Marie-Antoinette’s prison cell. Apart from these, it even allows you
to visualize those parts of this structure which no more exist. The best thing
is that you can enjoy it in six languages including English, French, German,
Chinese, Italian, and Spanish.