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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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  • Located at 126 College Street this building best known under the name of the National Assembly is open to the public during the heritage day.
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  • This Palace is in the extreme south of the bridge of the Concorde, in the rivera left. Is the headquarters of the Assamblee Nationale of France (camera low) was carried out in the time of Luisa of Bourbon, daughter of Luis XIV, in 1728, of there the name. It was restored by Napoleon in 1810, in a classical style, and seems better, a Greco-Roman temple with its Corinthian columns at the front and a pediment triangular with bas-reliefs, above. Outside there are statues of French politicians, Athena and Temis
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  • Impressive architecture (at least from the outside, I didn't get to enter). Huge building where, nowadays, the National Assembly is headquartered. 
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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