Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Paris, France - The Conciergerie

If the French Revolution is a period of history that fascinates you, then a trip to the Conciergerie is a must. This former palace became Paris' first prison, where thousands were jailed in the late 18th century, most of whom were executed by guillotine.
The building has a dramatic, if unpleasant past. Its most prominent resident was Queen Marie Antoinette, but it also held George Danton, a lawyer involved in the removal of the royal court from Versailles, the romantic poet Andre Chenier, in

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