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The Palais de la Cité (here the Conciergerie), the capital’s first royal residence and a prison during the French Revolution. The Palais de la Cité was the residence and seat of power of the kings of France from the 10th to the 14th century. Over the centuries, it was the site of numerous courts of justice, including the curia juris. The Revolutionary Court, which sat in the adjoining Palais de Justice, saw the appearance of prisoners who were then locked up in the conciergerie to await their execution by Monsieur Guillotin’s invention. The Palais de Justice and the PARIS Court of Appeal are still located behind this building.
The city of Carcassonne: a place of high, medium and low justice…
Quotes from the home page:
“Bon droit a besoin d’aide” [Excerpt from The Countess D’Escarbagnas – Molière]
“If you have the force, we still have the right” [Excerpt from Cromwell – Victor Hugo]
“Meditate on the words of a lawyer: Interests always compromise; passions never compromise” [Excerpt from Mars ou la guerre jugée -Emile Auguste CHARTIER].