Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The Conciergerie - a "head" of its time
Ok, let's move away from soccer now (thanks a million again for all of your nice contributions) and go back to Paris cliches for a while... One of the most beautiful buildings in Paris is La Conciergerie. It was the first palace of the kings of France before they moved to the Louvre and then became the first prison in Paris in 1391. As you may know it became famous during the Revolution where men and women were sentenced to death and held here until they left for the place de La Concorde where they were subsequently beheaded. And everybody knows that Marie-Antoinette, queen of France at the time, was among the unlucky occupants of this, now, astonishing building. More about its history here.
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