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  • Angie

    The Blue Spiral Stairs in La Conciergerie, France - Built in the Middle Ages as a Merovingian Palace, it was later converted to a prison when Charles V decided the Louvre was much better place to live. It had a bit of a notorious reputation, from the torture, to its roll as a holding cell for prisoners before meeting the guillotine during the reign of terror. This staircase is located in the main hall and leads up to the upper stories.

  • Mandy Wiltshire

    La Conciergerie Paris, France. A fascinating place to visit in Paris is the La Conciergerie. Build in the Middle Ages as a Merovingian Palace, it was later converted to a prison when Charles V decided the Louvre was much better digs. It has a notorious reputation, due to frequent torture of prisoners, and its role as a holding cell for prisoners awaiting the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. This staircase is located in the main hall and leads up to the upper stories…

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