Monday, February 23, 2015

Conciergerie


The Conciergerie wass a prison in France. It is situated on the western side of the City of Island greatly known as Île de la Cité. It had been a part of the past Palais de la Cité or Royal Palace, that included the Sainte-Chapelle, the Conciergerie, and the Palais de Justice. At the time of French Revolution, 100 of prisoners  had been taken away from the Conciergerie to execute to the famous guillotine at numerous places all over Paris.



Palais de la Cité
The islands western side was the area of a beautiful Merovingian palace. At first It was recognized as Palais de la Cité. During the tenth to fourteenth centuries, the palace was used as the seats of the middle ages Kings. Within Philip IV and Louis IX, the Royal Palace was expanded and a lot more greatly fortified.


Great Hall
The Great Hall or Grand Salle was one of the biggest halls in Europe. Although it is also well-known as the Hall of the Soldiers or La Salle des Gens d'Armes. The length of the hall is 64m, and width is 27.5m and the height is 8.5m. The hall was generally utilized as a room for dinner for about 2,000 Palace employees. The heating system includes 4 big fire places. The hall was also utilized for judicial procedures and royal banquets. However, the Great Halls nearby Salle des Gardes had been utilized like an antechamber.


Conciergerie prison
The prison of the Conciergerie, which is also regarded as the antechamber to the famous guillotine, started to be the main prison of a circle of prisons all over Paris, France. It was the last stoppage of about 2,700 persons who were badly executed using the guillotine. Nevertheless, the dark dungeons had been a marked comparison to the stunning design of the amazing palace over.




You can visit the Conciergerie by bus or metro and RER. The bus lines are 21, 24, 27, 38, 58, 81, 85, and the Balabus. The metro lines are 1, 4, 7, 11, 14. From Notre-Dame B and C, lines are available.


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10 comments:

  1. I'm sure there were many lively parties held in that great hall. And, I can almost imagine all the merriment going on there with everything so brightly lit. Really, I'm just astonished at the elaborate arches. Everything there is so beautifully crafted. Truly a work of art.

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  2. Munford2/24/2015

    There's such a horrible disparity between the opulence of the palace and great hall and the dungeon where prisoners were kept. It's incredible to think so many people met an ill fate in such a beautiful place. Very dark, indeed.

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    1. I heard about the scary history there and Tower of London. So much to learn in 2 days.

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  3. That's really cool! Had no idea this place was even a prison. Wow, I learned something new today! Anyways I would love to see this place. It's seriously one of the best looking places I've ever seen. I can only imagine how long it too to design this building.

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    1. Thanks David. Hope you get to visit Paris soon!

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  4. Death's antichamber.. So historic. I think this is where Robespierre was executed in the 1790's. The guillotine was popular because it killed everyone swiftly and equally. Currently there is no death penalty in France but the last person to be executed (1977) was killed via guillotine.

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    1. Lawrence, I appreciate your feedback. I learned a lot about France from you. Thanks buddy!

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  5. Wow this is so cool. The Merovingian palace looks quite interesting, and I can only imagine what the prison would be like back in those days. Yikes, I imagine it'd be very scare to sit on one of those cells.

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    1. A lot of prison areas are not allowed to get in. Must be creepy.

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