Bourbon Palace

Local namePalais Bourbon
Location7th arrondissement of Paris, France

The Palais Bourbon is the meeting place of the National Assembly, the lower legislative chamber of the French Parliament. It is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the Rive Gauche of the Seine, across from the Place de la Concorde.

The original palace was built beginning in 1722 for Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, the legitimised daughter of Louis XIV and the Marquise de Montespan. Four successive architects – Lorenzo Giardini, Pierre Cailleteau, Jean Aubert and Jacques Gabriel – completed the palace in 1728. It was then nationalised during the French Revolution. From 1795 to 1799, during the Directory, it was the meeting place of the Council of Five Hundred, which chose the government leaders. Beginning in 1806, during Napoleon's French Empire, Bernard Poyet's Neoclassical facade was added to mirror that of the Church of the Madeleine, facing it across the Seine beyond the Place de la Concorde.

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Free tours of the Palais Bourbon are organized for groups with a maximum of 50 people, invited by an MP, as well as for individual visitors.

The date and time of the tours are determined to the schedule of the Parliamentary agenda.

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +33 1 40 63 60 00

Address 126 Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris, France

Coordinates 48°51'41.779" N 2°19'5.768" E

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