Palais de Justice, Paris

3.5 out of 5 stars 24 Reviews

Metro Line 4 : Cite

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Palais de Justice
    by Maryimelda
  • Palais de Justice
    by Maryimelda
  • Palais de Justice
    by Maryimelda
  • rcsparty's Profile Photo

    Palais de Justice

    by rcsparty Written Sep 7, 2006

    Palais de Justice is located just west of Notre Dame on the Ile de la Cite. It was built in the early 16th century. The whole complex, including Sainte Chappelle, contains amazing buildings and is well worth a photo stop. It was in the conciergerie that Marie Antoinette and Robespierre were imprisoned during the revolution. The locatin was first occupied by the Roman governors of the region and then the Kings of France, until the mid 1300's.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Diana75's Profile Photo

    Palais de Justice

    by Diana75 Updated Feb 16, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Palais de Justice
    1 more image

    Beside its important sacred monuments, Notre-Dame and Sainte-Chapelle, Ile de la Cite accommodates also the Law Courts.

    The beautiful stone buildings were erected by the Roman governors as administrative and military headquarters and witnessed important actions in France's history.

    Following the French Revolution new courts were installed in the old buildings, taking also the name of Palais de Justice.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo

    Palais de Justice (2003)

    by Mikebond Updated Nov 23, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Palais de Justice
    3 more images

    The Palais de Justice stands on the Ile de la Cité, where the ancient Roman city is supposed to have lied. The French kings lived in the castle until 1358, when they moved to the Louvre.
    Its façade with Doric columns was built by Pierre Desmaisons and Jacques Antoine in 1786; it bears the revolutionary and, later, republican motto Liberté, égalité, fraternité ("Freedom, equality, brotherhood"). The gate in wrought iron that divides the courtyard from the street dates back to 1787. During the French revolution, the building was transformed into Palais de la Justice.
    The French tricolour waves on the top of the palace, that has a beautiful dome, as you see in the photos of this tip.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • Martinewezel's Profile Photo

    Palais de Justice and Sainte Chapelle

    by Martinewezel Written Apr 16, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    ��le de la Cit��, Paris

    On your way to the Notre Dame, coming from the metrostation "Cité", make some time to admire the Court House and the Holy Chapel.
    They are located on the île de la Cité, one of the islands in the Seine. Here is where everything began 2000 years ago. The Parisii, a Celtic tribe lived here and gave their name to the city.

    In the crypt of the Notre Dame (also on this island) , which can be visited, there are remains of this old settlement .

    This is a picture of the Palais de Justice's courtyard "du Mai", with the Holy Chapel at the left. The evening is not really the best moment to make some pictures here. Around 10 am is better.

    And while you're here, don't forget to stroll along the flower stalls on the Place Louis Lépine (see next tip).

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Goner's Profile Photo

    Palais de Justice

    by Goner Updated Sep 27, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Palais de Justice

    The Palais de Justice is a huge turreted gothic building stretching the entire length of Ile de la Cite. This site has actually been inhabited since Roman times as the governer's residence.

    As you can see it's gated off with no place to enter, however when it's open (Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm) citizens and tourists are allowed to view the trials. Napoleon can be thanked for this, his legacy of the French judicial system.

    It's my son in the picture he wanted to see the Paris courthouse as he was returning to the US to start law school.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Irato's Profile Photo

    Palais de Justice

    by Irato Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This place was occupied first by the roman governors of Lutetia and then by the Meorvingian Kings. Here was the palace of the Kings of France. They ruled the country from here till 1358. After the revolt of Étienn Marcel the kings chose the safe walls of Louvre. The palace we can see now was built in 19th century.

    Was this review helpful?

  • miaou's Profile Photo

    PALAIS DU JUSTICE,...

    by miaou Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness




    PALAIS DU JUSTICE, STE-CHAPELLE and CONCIERGERIE are clumped together and about-face from Cathédrale de Notre Dame, which makes visiting them easy. I particularly like the Conciergerie because we've studied about the French Revolution and now standing before you is this prison where Marie-Antoinette and Robespièrre were incarcerated. Amazing feeling.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    Palais de Justice

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jul 12, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Paris - Palais de Justice
    1 more image

    Palais de Justice is situated to the west from Notre-Dame. Prefecture de Police is situated on the square.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • kentishgirl's Profile Photo

    Palais De Justice

    by kentishgirl Updated Oct 31, 2004

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Palais Du Justice

    These are amazing buildings set on the Ile De Cite, the Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie form part of the Palais Du Justice Complex.

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Paris

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

72 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Palais de Justice
4.5 out of 5 stars
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
3.5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
0.2 miles away
4.0 out of 5 stars
1 Review
0.2 miles away
Show Prices

View all Paris hotels