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Palais Bourbon

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Published 10/20/2016

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, but that won't stop you from admiring the architecture and sculpture on display.

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33 quai d'Orsay, Paris, Île-de-France, 75007, France

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Published 10/20/2016


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