Palais de justice

4 boulevard du Palais - 75001 Paris

Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis - 1er Arrondissement

Palais de justice, vu du ciel, Paris © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Daniel Thierry


Located in the heart of Paris on Ile de la Cité, the Palais occupies 4 hectares of land and is spread out over different floors making up almost 200,000m². Inside, there are some 24 kilometres of corridors, 7,000 doors, and more than 3,150 windows. The history of the Palais de Justice in Paris is often associated with the history of the city. It is also inextricably bound up with the history of royalty, as the palace was for a long time the residence of kings. In accordance with the divine right of kings, the king had all the legislative and executive power, as well as judicial authority. The history of the palace up until the 10th century is almost completely unknown. This is easily explained as after observing the Merovingian and Carolingian kings, their court didn't have a fixed residence. Perhaps they lived elsewhere on Ile de la Cité.

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Palais de justice

4 boulevard du Palais
75001 Paris

  • Subway - Cité
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 85, 96

Monument in the same district: Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

Monument in the same arrondissement: 1st arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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