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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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  • Palace on the banks of the river Seine, where resides the French National Assembly. The facade is full of columns and seems a pantheon. It is opposite the Concordia bridge and the square of the same name as the bridge.
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  • This is a Parliament of France. Madeleine, Concorde and the Bourbon Palace, Les Invalides and aligned side by side, looking back from the entrance of Madeleine and looks right in front. Inside is said privately, but the look is good.
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  • Beautiful monumental building on the banks of the Seine on the Quai d'Orsay. The Palace is located opposite the place de la Concorde across the Seine and fine with it. Now it is a place of meetings of the National Assembly of France (equivalent to our State Duma). Near the building is even more striking in its scale and luxury.
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  • 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.
  • Nice place to visit, with free tours (reservation needed) offered, lasting 1-1.5hr
  • The Bourbon Palace is currently the seat of the National Assembly of France since 1832. The only way to be able to visit it is to enjoy the heritage day and thus to discover the beauty of this Palace. Otherwise the alternative work. It is a monument to visit by its history, beauty and by the importance and the role that it has in the French Republic.
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  • I was there as a guest of my MP in 2005. A nice visit. It emanates a feeling of power. It is at the heart of power. Very good memories of lunch at the gourmet restaurant over the rooftops of the Assembly. A service of high standing, without this however was conspicuous and snobbish.
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  • If you can go visit it do so, and watch a session I find it very interesting ca makes want to be Member
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