Palais de Justice de Paris, Paris

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Located in the Île de la Cité in central Paris, Palais de Justice de Paris is built on the site of the former royal palace of Saint Louis, of which the Sainte Chapelle remains, and the justice of the state has been dispensed at this site since medieval times. From the 16th century to the French Revolution, this was the seat of the Parlement de Paris. At Palais de Justice de Paris, you can also see the ancient structure of the Conciergerie, a former prison, now a museum, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned before being executed on the guillotine.

If you’re interested in more history, check out the Chambre Dorée, the place where the revolutionary tribunal pronounced the death sentence on Marie-Antoinette in 1793. See Palais de Justice de Paris and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The palace was built several decades ago. It carries the typical features of French architecture. There are judicial authorities inside, but tourists are allowed to enter the building. However, it seems to me that the palace seems more enjoyable than the outside.
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  • Impossible to miss the splendid building that is the Palace of justice by crossing the island of the city. It is on the main axis, and its imposing grids adorned with gilts draws the gaze anyway. It is juxtaposed to the marvellous Sainte-Chapelle. It contains beautiful rooms, but like any site of importance in France, the signage is not ideal in the Interior. We could rejoice that justice has been made there since its origins. However, I think it is anticipated that this institution will be transferred to a modern high building near the ring road in the 17th, to instead make it a luxury hotel where I still know. Damage.
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  • The justice of the state has been dispensed at this site since medieval times. From the sixteenth century to the French Revolution this was the seat of the Parlement de Paris. The building was reconstructed between 1857 and 1868 by architects Joseph-Louis Duc and Honoré Daumet. The exterior includes sculptural work by Jean-Marie Bonnassieux. It was opened in October 1868 with little fanfare, save from a visit by Baron Haussmann, prefect of the Seine. It was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Empereur as the greatest work of art produced in France in the decade.
  • The judicial house complex of Paris. Has many buildings built inside... Looks really pretty from the outside.
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