Monument

Assemblée Nationale - Palais Bourbon

126 rue de l'Université - 75007 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

Description

The centre of parliamentary life, the Assemblée Nationale seats 577 members of parliament who represent the French people. It legislates and controls the actions of the government, adopting some 100 laws per year. The Palais Bourbon, finished in 1728, was built for the Duchess of Bourbon by architects Giardini, Aubert, and Gabriel. The structure therefore evokes that of the Grand Trianon de Versailles. It was then updated by the Prince of Condé between 1765 and 1789. Declared as ‘property of the people’ in 1791, the Palais Bourbon had many different uses and had a national representation from 1795 with the Council of Five Hundred. The colonnade on the façade dates back to the Napoleonic era. The building’s transformation continued throughout the 19th century, particularly with the help of painter, Delacroix. Today, the Palais also displays numerous works of contemporary art.

Architectural style

  • Empire

Collections

  • Arts décoratifs
  • Histoire
  • Médailles
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Visitor tools

Visitor tools

Available in French, English, German, and Spanish.

Entrance fees and modalities

Group tour

The Palais-Bourbon is open to groups invited by a deputy. 50 people maximum. Free. Duration: 1 hr 30. Contact the Visits Department: visites@assemblee-nationale.fr

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Voir la carte

Assemblée Nationale - Palais Bourbon

126 rue de l'Université
75007 Paris
visites@assemblee-nationale.fr
www.assemblee-nationale.fr

  • Subway - Assemblée Nationale
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 63, 73, 83, 84, 93, 94

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Accessibility information

Motor disability: accessible tour, adapted toilets.

Monument in the same district: Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés Tour Eiffel - Invalides

Monument in the same arrondissement: 7th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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