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The Conciergerie is the oldest we have of the old Palace of the Cité, the main one in Paris during the Middle Ages. Today completely renovated, inside you can see the arches of Gothic ogival.
Bordering the Seine, there are 4 main towers:
- Clock Tower: which keeps the oldest public clock in Paris
- Tower of Caesar: in honor of the Roman emperor
- Silver Tower: to house the royal treasure
- Tower of the "Bonbec": from the français, the "good peak", named for the torture chamber that housed in which the victims were encouraged to "sing".
The building also became famous during the French Revolution, because this place was used as a prison, where she was, the hated Austrian: Marie Antoinette. It would be necessary to imagine today that she, from this same place, was going to undertake the way to the current place of Concord, to find her fateful destiny in the guillotine.
Cité (Line 4) or Saint-Michel (RER B or C).
2, Boulevard du Palais, Paris District 1