Monday, October 17, 2011

The Conciergerie

The Conciergerie is a former royal palace and prison located on the Île de la Cité, near the apartment where we stayed. During the French Revolution, hundreds of prisoners were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed by guillotine.

There is obviously a lot of history associated with the Conciergerie, including Marie Antoinette's cell, but the most striking component is visual—the large Hall of the Guards with its beautiful vaulted ceiling.

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