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Assemblée Nationale, Paris

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Government Building Tourist Spot
Formerly the Palais Bourbon, Assemblée Nationale has housed the National Assembly, the French parliament's lower house, since 1827. Take one of the free tours offered to view the inner architecture and artwork, including the painting l'Histoire de la Civilization by Delacroix. You may be interested in attending one of the assembly's debates, which have been open to the public since the French Revolution. Make your reservation online ahead of time for both activities, and check the website for detailed instructions. To visit Assemblée Nationale on your trip to Paris, use our Paris trip builder.
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  • This great building is where the house of Parlament is located. You can visit while Cycling on the side of the Seine, and take a great pic of it!!  more »
  • This is an impressive structure on the banks of the River Seine used by the lower house as its Parliament. The French certainly know how to construct a building that has a large "wow" factor and this ...  more »
  • Great location on the banks of the Seine, easily reachable by bicycle by following the Quai d'Orsay from the Eiffel tower.  more »
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  • The Assemblée Nationale, located in palais Bourbon, is the lower house of the French parliament, and this is where politics happen! The building is quite lovely, architecturally speaking, and it offers open visits with audio guides a few times a day (not on Sunday). Worth visiting.
  • Classic style building
  • National parliaments house of Republique of France.
  • Don't miss it, free tour if you book in advance on their site
  • A little taste of Bourbon. The building to the columns, is the Palais Bourbon, the lower House of the french Parliament. This is obviously a Bourbon that built in 1728 (Louise Françoise de Bourbon, daughter of Louis XIV). The 4 statues at the foot of the stairs are those of senior officials of the State embodying the virtues of political action 🤘: we recognize Sully the reformer, the hospital the conciliator, of Aguesseau the unifier of law and economy organiser Colbert. The bas-relief was replaced depending on the evolution of the power in place to eventually represent the France, draped in antiquity, accompanied by the strength and Justice.
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