La Conciergerie

If you want to visit the Île de la Cité and the Sainte-Chapellelocated 12 minutes from the Relais du Louvre (read our article), we recommend that you start your visit with La Conciergerie, renovated in 2017 .

Until the 14th century, when royalty settled in the Louvre, the current Conciergerie was part of the Palais de la Cité, which was a royal palace. The Palais de la Cité became the kingdom's building for all judicial and administrative activity. The current Conciergerie gradually became a courthouse, then a prison. During the French Revolution, the prison was the most important penitentiary in the country. Up to 500 people wereimprisonedbetween 1793 and 1794, including Queen Marie Antoinette and revolutionaries such as Camille Desmoulins, Danton, and Robespierre.

Model of the Île de la Cité at the end of the 16th century - Musée Carnavalet

The part belonging to the history of the French Revolution of 1789 underwent major renovation in 2017. The visit begins with the detainees' journey. The clerk, the concierge, the cells, the "toilet room" where the hair of convicts sentenced to the guillotine was cut. Next is a room with the names of 4,000 people detained before their appearance before the Revolutionary Court. One-third of the prisoners come out alive from prison. The Salle des Gens d'armes, which was initially the refectory of the very large staff of the Palace, is particularly admirable.

Salle des gens d’armes Salle des gens d’armes

The Cour des Femmes, which has hardly changed since the Terror and the Expiatory Chapel. It was designed by Louis LVIII in memory of Marie Antoinette at the site of her cell until her departure for the scaffold on October 16, 1793.

Marie Antoinette leaving the Conciergerie - Georges Cain - Musée Carnavalet

Thanks to augmented reality, the HistoPad lets you travel through time and see the different 360° spaces as they were at different times, from the Middle Ages to the Revolution of 1789. Nothing has been invented. Everything has been documented and unlike the augmented reality headset, the IPad is not immersive and lets you stay in contact with your group.

Small Tip

We recommend that you purchase a combined ticket for the Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle. The queue at the Conciergerie is much shorter than Sainte-Chapelle, and it's smarter to start with the Conciergerie.

But to avoid any queues, it is best to buy your ticket online:


2 boulevard du Palais - 75001 Paris
Open every day from 9:30 am to 6 pm
Adult price of the combined ticket: €15 (free under 18 years old) - HistoPad rentals: €5

19, rue des Prêtres-Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois
75001 Paris

+33 (0)1 40 41 96 42

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Welcome to Paris

The 18th century building housing the Relais du Louvre has not always been a Hotel.

During the French Revolution, it was the head office of the Journal des Débats, the most widely circulated newspaper in 1812. Its publication was discontinued in 1944.

The ground floor was until 1850 home to the Café Momus frequented by Chateaubriand, Sainte-Beuve, Nadar, Gustave Courbet, Charles Baudelaire and others.

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Rooms and Family Suites

Although the Relais du Louvre is only 200 meters away from the Louvre, it is located in a quiet street with no facing buildings. The hotel’s 21 rooms therefore offer privacy and comfort with a location in the heart of historic comfort.

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Sophie Aulnette and her team are at your service to help you and guide you before, during and after your stay. They will be pleased to answer all your inquiries, questions and requests as quickly as possible to make your stay at the Relais du Louvre a memory to savor.

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Organic yoghurts
Selection of old-fashioned jams
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Honey, butter,
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