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Assemblee Nationale

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Address: 33 quai D Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 63 60 00
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Frances parliamentary assembly is housed in a beautiful 18th century...

Frances parliamentary assembly is housed in a beautiful 18th century building.

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Impressive structure

Great location on the banks of the Seine, easily reachable by bicycle by following the Quai d'Orsay from the Eiffel tower.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great location on the banks of the Seine, easily reachable by bicycle by following the Quai d'Orsay from the Eiffel tower.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

My student group visited the French National Assembly, which is the lower house of Parliament. We had a live guided tour supplemented by an audio tour which was in English. A short film in English preceded the tour. The building had lovely gardens like Versailles, but smaller. We were able to go into the actual Assembly hall and watch them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

The National Assembly building, also called the Palais Bourbon, is situated on the left bank of the Seine, facing the Place de la Concorde. This impressive palace was originally built as a residence for the Duchess of Bourbon. Today, this significant building serves as the seat of the French Parliament. The front facade, with its magnificent Neoclassical portico, reminds of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

the national assembly of france is located on the bank of seine river...nice architecture....historical value..impressive...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Located on the left bank across the Pont de la Concorde, is this majestic building. Formerly the Palais Bourbon built in 1728, as a result of the revolution, the then owners were ousted by the republicans, becoming the home of the French Assemblée Nationale. During our long walks of paris it was wonderful to see and visit these grand old... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

The historical value of the building far surpasses its structural value. It is a witness of the great events of the revolution with all its iconic names: Danton, Robespierre, etc. and along with the factions Girondains and Montagnards. Its visit is a must for history nuts.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This building is of great interest to people such as me, who are students of French history and modern history in general. During our most recent visit to Paris, we had the opportunity to take a close look at the building from the main road which runs in front of it, the Quai d’ Orsay. The building is constructed in... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Nice neoclassical Parliament building. From Paris we could expect a even nicer one, but still it's interesting and very important for its history!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Located in between the Plaza La Concorde and the Musee D' Orsay this building reminds me of a smaller Lincoln Memorial. It has good details, located right on a busy street and closeby several attractions.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

We had a visit with a guide on a Wednesday, which you need to book in advance on the assemblée-nationale.fr website. We were surprise to see how old this building were inside. It gives a feeling that the French republic institutions are fossilized. I assume the budget is missing for setting the inside of this building to standard stet by... More 

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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