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Palais Bourbon, Paris

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The Palais Bourbon is a palace located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine, across from the Place de la Concorde. It is the seat of the French National Assembly, the lower legislative chamber of the French government.HistoryThe palace was originally built for the legitimised daughter of Louis XIV and Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan - Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, duchesse de Bourbon, to a design by the Italian architect Lorenzo Giardini, approved by Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Giardini oversaw the actual construction from 1722 until his death in 1724, after which Jacques Gabriel took over, assisted by L'Assurance and other designers, until its completion in 1728.Rather than a palace, for it was not a royal seat of power, the French termed it a maison de plaisance overlooking the Seine, facing the Tuileries to the east and the developing Champs-Élysées on the west. At the start it was composed of a principal block with simple wings ending in matching pavilions. Bosquets of trees—planted in orderly rank and file—and parterres separated it from the nearby Hôtel de Lassay. In 1756 Louis XV bought it for the Crown, then sold it to the grandson of the Duchess, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, for whom Jacques-Germain Soufflot directed an enlargement in 1765.
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  • Palais Bourbon is the house of the Assemblee Nationale which is the French Parliament. The Palais-Bourbon was declared national property during the French Revolution. Palais Bourbon was architectured ...  more »
  • We had the chance to take a tour of the Palace Bourbon accompanied by a member, and if you have the chance here enjoy in! the visit is rewarding, the Palace is a french Treasury, the House of representatives of the people, so if you have the opportunity... To do!
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  • This building/Palace is very nice with columns, decorations and statues. The Palace is home to the French National Assembly, the French Parliament's second Chamber, while the legislature first Chamber, the Senate, is found in the Palais du Luxembourg. The building is listed between 1722-1728 and also has its history of different events. In the period 1806-1808 was the big columns added, this to mirror the Church La Madeleine, which has large columns in the entrance, and located on the other side of the Seine. Also recommend a visit to this church that is very nice!
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  • The National Assembly. Flags were at half-mast just after the terrorist attack in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray.
  • Got the luck to visit an important piece of French politics life in a old stylish palace
  • Palais Bourbon, the house of French National Assembly or the lower legislative chamber of French government. History fact: Originally built as a country house in 1722 by Louise Francoise de Bourbon, it was then nationalized during the French Revolution. In the beginning of 1806, Napoleon Bonaparte added the classical colonade, to mirror the L'eglise de la Madeleine.
  • Great architect..
  • Nice place to visit, with free tours (reservation needed) offered, lasting 1-1.5hr