Assemblée Nationale, Paris

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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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  • August 5, 2017
    Despite the importance of the occupants of the building, it gets little emphasis with all the other great things to see. With that said, we did see it several times travelling around Plaza Concord.  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    To your architecture compares to the great buildings of Rome and Greece, without leave nothing to be desired. The French Legislature is nicely installed. Not to mention that it is a few steps from the Champs-Elysees, the Louvre Museum, Tuileries garden, river Seine, etc.
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  • June 30, 2017
    there are better and more beautiful assembly buildings in India, the Karnataka legislature in Bangalore to name one.  more »
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  • March 1, 2016
    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.
  • March 26, 2017
    Classic style building
  • March 3, 2016
    National parliaments house of Republique of France.
  • November 22, 2015
    Don't miss it, free tour if you book in advance on their site
  • May 9, 2017
    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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