Palais de Justice, Rue de Harlay, Ile de la Cite, 1er

Palais de Justice, Rue de Harlay, Ile de la Cite, 1er

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In 1357, a bloody revolt led by the Provost of merchants, Etienne Marcel, tried to overthrow the current monarchy. Marcel was a prosperous clothier from an established middle class Parisian family who opposed the failing government of the Dauphin. On February 22, the Dauphin was sitting with two of his counselors inside the Palais de Justice, when Marcel’s men erupted into the palace and murdered the Dauphin’s counselors. The Dauphin was unhurt and went on to ascend the throne at age eighteen as Charles V.