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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  • Free entry to the public areas of The Palais of Justice, you can skip past the longer queue for Sainte Chapelle to get in via security. Good for taking photos of the impressive front door of the Palai...  more »
  • In the heart of Paris, in the heart of the city island, is this beautiful palace that currently functions as the ministry of justice.
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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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