The Paris courthouse (Palais de Justice) is located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris (France) on the Île de la Cité, with a footprint of approximately 4 hectares (between a fifth and one-sixth of the island’s surface area). It houses the Paris Court of Appeal, the Special Assize Court (sensitive cases) and the Court of Cassation. It surrounds Sainte-Chapelle, is adjacent to 36, quai des Orfèvres and is close to the commercial court, the police headquarters and the Paris Bar.

The Paris Judicial Court (formerly the Paris High Court) was also housed in the courthouse, and moved in 2018 to a new courthouse: the Paris Court.

Under King Robert II of France the Palais de la Cité began to serve as the home of a high court or council for the King. He constructed the Hall of the King, where the Curia Regis, or King’s Council met. This was replaced by a much larger hall, the Grand Chamber, under Philip IV (1268-34). This enormous hall began to be used for theatrical performances, the meetings of the Parlement de Paris, an advisory body composed of the high French nobility. and for judicial sessions.

Address: 10 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris, France.


Thursday 8:30 AM–6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM–6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:30 AM–6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM–6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM–6:30 PM

Phone: +33 1 44 32 52 52

Architect: Joseph-Louis Duc.

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