Historical building Conciergerie – this national monument is a major historical site, a real testament to France’s cultural heritage. Positioned at the heart of Paris, the former royal residence is very easily accessible from the Hotel Herse d’Or.
Historical building Conciergerie : a monument of French history to discover
This palace built in the 10th century takes its name from the Concierge, a key figure in the kingdom appointed directly by the king. His role was to oversee law and order, to coordinate the police and to record imprisonments. This monument was therefore both a seat of power on the Ile Saint-Louis and a prison. In the Middle Ages this former Palais de la Cité was the residence of numerous French kings before becoming a state prison under Charles V. However, it was during the Reign of Terror, during the French Revolution, that it gained its macabre reputation as the “antechamber to death”.
The historical building Conciergerie in Paris : a parisian historical heritage to discover
Since april 2008, the Centre des monuments nationaux manage the historical building. Several exhibitions take place during the year and tours of replica cells from the revolutionary period are possible. Visitors can see the cell where Marie-Antoinette was imprisoned as well as the guillotine blade which was used to execute Lacenaire the poet-assassin. A self-guided tour takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours while a group visit lasts 1½ hours. Guided tours take place every day between 11.15 am and 4.15 pm, no prior reservation is required.
Historical building Conciergerie : just a few minutes from the Hotel Herse d’Or
The Hotel Herse d’Or is ideally located within quick and easy reach of a number of the capital’s main landmarks. Indeed, our hotel is close to Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille, just a few minutes from Ile Saint-Louis.
You will appreciate the hotel’s warm and friendly atmosphere and the guestrooms offering a blend of comfort and modernity. Considering its central location, you will also benefit from extremely attractive prices. At the heart of the Marais quarter, add a little charm to your Parisian break!
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