Monument

Assemblée Nationale - Palais Bourbon

126 rue de l'Université - 75007 Paris

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

What's on?

Individual visits are currently suspended.

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. Since November 2012, the Palais Bourbon has been open every week to individual visitors (public entrance at 33 Quai d’Orsay). Guided tours take place on Saturday (during Assembly) or open visits are available Monday to Saturday (during periods of adjournment). Due to security reasons, visitors that have booked their visit in advance should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. If not, their place can be offered to another visitor. Those who have not booked beforehand may also arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour: they will be offered any available spaces on the tour. Adults must provide an ID (national identity card or passport). Proper attire is required (long sleeves in particular).

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

Independent tour

Individual visits are currently suspended.

Group tour

The Palais-Bourbon is open to groups invited by a deputy. 50 people maximum. Free. Duration: 1 hr 30.

Closing times

Sunday

Opening times

Individual visits are currently suspended. Visits are not allowed during Assemblée Nationale sessions.

Voir la carte

Assemblée Nationale - Palais Bourbon

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

  • Subway - Assemblée Nationale
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 24, 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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