The Conference reception will be held at "La Conciergerie", located on the banks of the River Seine in the heart of Paris, on Tuesday 10 September 2013, from 19:30 to 21:30.
Registration and payment are required to attend this reception. Tickets must be purchased through the website. There will be no on-site registration.
Deadline to book the Reception at "La Conciergerie": September 5, 2013
- 70 euros TTC
A private visit of the revolutionary part is included in the reception ticket.
Caution: The number of tickets is limited, early booking is therefore strongly recommended!
How to attend?
Map: Click on this link
Metro: Line 4, stop at "Cité"
La Conciergerie is the oldest remaining part of the "Palais de la Cité", the first royal palace in Paris.
It has also been used as a prison during the French Revolution (1789).
Located on the west of the "Ile de la Cité", close to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, it is part of the larger complex known as the "Palais de Justice", which is still used for judicial purposes. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from La Conciergerie to be guillotined at a number of locations in Paris.
The reception will take place in the Hall of Men-at-Arms ("Salle des Gens d'armes"), built from 1302. It is the one of the finest examples of Gothic secular architecture in Europe. Consisting of four rib vaulted "naves", the hall was generously lit by twin windows, traces of which can still be seen. This huge refectory was heated by four large fireplaces.