Paris Sights

Palais Bourbon

  • 33 quai d'Orsay Map It
  • Around the Eiffel Tower
  • Government Building

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

The most prominent feature of the Palais Bourbon—home of the Assemblée Nationale (or French Parliament) since 1798—is its colonnaded facade, commissioned by Napoléon to match that of the Madeleine, across the Seine. Jean-Pierre Cortot's sculpted pediment portrays France holding the tablets of Law, flanked by Force and Justice. Inside is an exquisite library with a soaring ceiling of cupolas painted by Delacroix. Unfortunately, guided tours have been discontinued; however, you can still watch political debates when the assembly is in session.

Sight Information

Address:

33 quai d'Orsay, Paris, 75007, France

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Phone:

/01–40–63–60–00

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 06/25/2015

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