Etching Of La Conciergerie Building, In Paris France, Original Etching

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Etching Of La Conciergerie Building, In Paris France, Original Etching.

La Conciergerie, located on the western side of the Île de la Cité in Paris, France, is a fascinating historical site with a rich past. Let me share some insights about this remarkable place:

  1. Origins and Architecture:

    • Originally part of the Palais de la Cité, the former royal palace, La Conciergerie was transformed into a courthouse and prison.
    • Its striking Gothic architecture includes two well-preserved medieval halls from the original palace.
    • The Sainte-Chapelle, another iconic monument, is also part of the same complex.
  2. Prison and Revolutionary Court:

    • From the 15th century until the French Revolution, La Conciergerie served as one of Paris’s most significant prisons.
    • During this period, it housed many notable prisoners, including Marie-Antoinette, the last queen of France.
    • The transformation from a royal palace to a prison gave rise to its name, which means “concierge” in French.
  3. Current Use:

    • Today, La Conciergerie is primarily used for law courts.
    • Visitors can explore its historic halls, learn about its role during the Revolution, and discover the intriguing stories of those who were incarcerated here.
    • The site also hosts temporary exhibitions, allowing visitors to delve deeper into its fascinating history.

Item Code - VIS13C2811ALDZ1

Width: 3 1/2''  Height: 5 5/8''  Depth: 1/32''  Weight: 4 g

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