Conciergerie | Exhibition

Marie-Antoinette: Metamorphoses of an Image Member

from 16 October 2019 to 26 January 2020

2 boulevard du Palais - 75001 Paris

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


Marie Antoinette Métamorphoses d'une image


The Conciergerie is welcoming an homage to a major historical figure and popular icon who has inspired the greatest creators. The exhibition unveils the many different representations of the French queen through almost 200 works, objets d’art, historic and contemporary documents, never-before-seen interviews, film excerpts and fashion accessories. A number of rare pieces are on display, some for the first time, including records from her trial, her last letter and treasures from the royals’ secret armoire de fer (‘iron chest’).


All public

Prices and times

9.30am-6.30pm (wednesday until 8.30pm)

€9 (€7 reduced price - free under 18)

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard


The Conciergerie, an important remnant of the palace of the Capetians, provides a remarkable example of 14th century civil architecture with the Salle des Gens d'Armes, Salle des Gardes and the historic kitchens. Almost the entire lower level of the palace was turned into a prison in the 15th century; you can visit the dungeons, as well as the Chapel where Marie Antoinette was held prisoner during the French Revolution and which is now dedicated to her memory.

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2 boulevard du Palais
75001 Paris

  • Subway - Cité
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 58, 85

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: not accessible to visitors in wheelchairs (14-step staircase to enter monument, then several series of steps throughout the visit). No adapted toilets.
- Visual impairment: adapted visits and workshops.
- Hearing impairment: visits in French Sign Language are organized by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux
- Mental disability: adapted visits and workshop

Find out all you need to know about accessibility in France's National Monuments
You can download the brochure presenting the various tours on offer for disabled people in the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by visiting the 'Contacts par Région' tab.

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