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On Friday evening, I took 4 photos that I then assembled with a software. And I obtained this.

We have a sight on the Conciergerie and the Seine. The photo was taken since the bridge "Pont au Change", and I am served as the edge of the bridge as the stand, that is why a piece of the edge is visible below to the left of the shot... It was almost 7pm, almost the night, the good moment when the sky and the lightings are also brilliant.
In fact, I loooove the quays of the Seine, especially around the Cité island and the Saint Louis island. Monuments are very well enlightened and the place is very romantic ! ;o)
Here, a bigger version.


Part of the first palace of the kings of France (They later moved to the Louvre palace), the Conciergerie became the first Paris prison in 1391.
Located on the Cité island near-by the Notre-Dame cathedral and the Sainte-Chapelle, it became famous during the 1789 French revolution: in 1793 and 1794, 2780 men and women were sentenced to death and detained in the Conciergerie until they left for the Concorde square where they were beheaded. Marie-Antoinette, queen of France and sister of the king of Austria, was among them.
The Conciergerie well deserves a visit for its history and Gothic architecture. It includes three superb Gothic halls from the 14th century. Its facade on the Seine river is a reminder of Paris during the Middle Ages.

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