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Palais de la Cite @ Paris (France)


Palais de la Cite @ Paris France by drifter baba

Palais de la Cite @ Paris France

Palais de la Cite is a huge fort which is located in the middle of the French capital city Paris. This building has served the country differently over the period of time.

1214 to 1270 - It was the main Fort for King Saint Louis

1284 to 1314 - The fort was used by Philippe IV

Many other kings stays there during their periods and everyone renovated and extended its structure as per the need.

During the french revolution, it was converted to Prison and continued serving as a prison for a long period. Currently, this building is also known as "Palais de Justice" and used for Court and other legal purposes.

Some portion of the building is opened for tourists. Its construction is very grand with shows great French Architecture. 


Timing:   09:00 AM to 06:00 PM. (ALL DAY)

Best time to visit: All time. 


Entry Fees / Charges:  

For Adults: 10 € 

For Children up to 18 Years: Free




Palais de la Cite

2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France


Special occasion:

No such special occasion but you will find more tourists during the below days. 

  • Weekends
  • Holidays
  • December & January

Places to visit  in Paris:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Louvre Museum
  • Champs Elysées / Arc of Triumph
  • Cruise on the Seine
  • Montmartre
  • Palace of Versailles
  • The Latin Quarter - Luxembourg park
  • Disneyland Paris

Parking Places: Finding parking near the Palais de la Cite in Paris is a little tough task. Better to use public transport for local sightseeing.  

How to reach Paris: 

By Air: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the main International airport in Paris which is one of the best airports in Europe. It is well connected with many international airports across the globe. 

By Rail: Paris is the hub for railways in Europe. It is well connected with other European cities and the frequencies of trains are good. The train is a comfortable way of traveling to Paris. TGV (high-speed train ) can also be used to reach Paris from different cities.

Buses: The nearest bus stand is in Paris which is well connected with other nearby European cities.

Private Taxis/ Car: The availability of Taxis is good which is common in France. Even you can hire a taxi if you have a valid driving license.

Distance from major cities

  • Paris - 0 km
  • Lyon - 467 km
  • Marseille - 776 km
  • Toulouse - 684 km
  • Lille - 220 km
  • Bordeaux - 592 km
  • Nice - 933 km


As it is a famous tourist destination in Paris (France), many hotels with different price ranges are available there. 


Food & Restaurant:

This is one of the famous tourist destinations in Paris (France) and thousands of tourists visit there every day. There are many restaurants around it. 


Few Photos:

Palais de la Cite @ Paris France by drifter baba

Palais de la Cite @ Paris France by drifter baba

Visit Date:  18 Jul 2015