Courts on Île de la Cité, Paris Photos

The Palais de Justice (on Île de la Cité) was built as a royal palace (1781-7) on the site of an earlier palace destroyed by fire. The architects were Joseph-Abel Couture, Pierre Desmaisons & Jacque-Denis Antoine. The use to courthouse was made after the French Revolution. In time other Palace buildings were adapted or added for other judiciary & policing functions. The Palais de Justice building wraps around St Chapelle and abuts the Conciergerie.

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Palais de Justice & Paris Commercial Court on Place Louis Lépine. Paris, France.Palais de Justice with spire of St Chapelle. Paris, France.Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Entrance facade of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.
Palais de Justice & Paris Commercial Court on Place Louis Lépine (Île de la Cité). Paris, France.Palais de Justice with spire of St Chapelle (Île de la Cité). Paris, France.Palais de Justice (1781-7) (on Île de la Cité). Paris, France. Architect: Joseph-Abel Couture + Pierre Desmaisons.Entrance facade of Palais de Justice (1781-7). Paris, France.
Square dome of Palais de Justice with spire of St Chapelle. Paris, France.Square dome of Palais de Justice behind royal gates. Paris, France.Light standard in Cour du Mai of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Details of Gates of Cour du Mai. Paris, France.
Square dome of Palais de Justice (1781-7) with spire of St Chapelle. Paris, France.Square dome of Palais de Justice (1781-7) behind royal gates. Paris, France.Light standard in Cour du Mai (c1786) of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Details of Gates of Cour du Mai. Paris, France.
Facade details of older section of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Gates of Cour du Mai forecourt of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Details of Gates of Cour du Mai of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Details of Gates of Cour du Mai of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.
Facade details of older section of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Gates of Cour du Mai (1776-86) forecourt of Palais de Justice. Paris, France. Architect: Jacque-Denis Antoine.Details of Gates of Cour du Mai of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Details of Gates of Cour du Mai of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.
Tribunal Judiciaire on Quai des Orfèvres of Seine River. Paris, France.Facade of Tribunal Judiciaire section of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Tower of Tribunal Judiciaire. Paris, France.Corner of Tribunal Judiciaire. Paris, France.
Tribunal Judiciaire on Quai des Orfèvres of Seine River. Paris, France.Facade of Tribunal Judiciaire section of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Tower of Tribunal Judiciaire. Paris, France.Corner of Tribunal Judiciaire. Paris, France.
Roofline details of Tribunal Judiciaire. Paris, France.Facade of Tribunal Judiciaire section of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Facade of Tribunal Judiciaire section of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Tribunal Judiciaire on Île de la Cité. Paris, France.
Roofline details of Tribunal Judiciaire. Paris, France.Facade of Tribunal Judiciaire section of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Facade of Tribunal Judiciaire section of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Tribunal Judiciaire on Île de la Cité. Paris, France.
Cour de Cassation - Caserne part of Palais de Justice complex. Paris, France.Neoclassical architecture of Cour de Cassation - Caserne. Paris, France.Entry arch of Paris city barracks attached to Cour de Cassation. Paris, France.Entry arch of Paris city barracks attached to Cour de Cassation. Paris, France.
Cour de Cassation - Caserne (1868) part of Palais de Justice complex (on Isle de la Cité). Paris, France.Neoclassical architecture of Cour de Cassation - Caserne. Paris, France.Entry arch of Paris city barracks (Caserne) attached to Cour de Cassation (on Isle de la Cité). Paris, France.Entry arch of Paris city barracks (Caserne) attached to Cour de Cassation (on Isle de la Cité). Paris, France.
Pedestrian zone on Isle de la Cité. Paris, France.Court of Commerce & Conciergerie from Pont au Change. Paris, France.Court of Commerce with off center dome placed to align with one of Haussmann's vistas. Paris, France.Baroque facade of Court of Commerce. Paris, France.
Pedestrian zone on Isle de la Cité. Paris, France.Court of Commerce & Conciergerie from Pont au Change. Paris, France.Court of Commerce (1865) (on Isle de la Cité) with off center dome placed to align with one of Haussmann's vistas. Paris, France. Architect: Antoine-Nicolas Bailly.Baroque facade of Court of Commerce (Tribunal de Commerce). Paris, France.
Dome of Court of Commerce seen over gate of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Domed Court of Commerce & Conciergerie with multiple towers on Ile de la Cité as viewed from Seine River. Paris, France.Conciergerie towers along the bank of Seine River. Paris, France.Conciergerie on Ile de la Cité where Marie Antoinette & about 2600 others were imprisoned during the Terror before being taken to the Guillotine. Paris, France.
Dome of Court of Commerce seen over gate of Palais de Justice. Paris, France.Domed Court of Commerce (1860-5) & Conciergerie (14thC) with multiple towers on Ile de la Cité as viewed from Seine River. Paris, France.Conciergerie towers along the bank of Seine River. Paris, France.Conciergerie (1296-1313) on Ile de la Cité where Marie Antoinette & about 2600 others were imprisoned during the Terror before being taken to the Guillotine. Paris, France. Style: Gothic. Architect: Enguerrand de Marginy.
Tours de César & d'Argent facing Seine River on Conciergerie. Paris, France.First public clock in Paris with allegorical figures representing Law & Justice at Conciergerie. Paris, France.St Chapelle commissioned by King Louis IX of France. Paris, France.
Tours de César & d'Argent facing Seine River on Conciergerie. Paris, France.First public clock in Paris with allegorical figures representing Law & Justice at Conciergerie. Paris, France.St Chapelle (1238-48) commissioned by King Louis IX of France. Paris, France.

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