Every year, the National Assembly opens the doors of the Palais Bourbon for European Heritage Days to take us behind the scenes of the power and the national heritage kept in this high place of power in France. And this year, despite the coronavirus epidemic, the institution does not break the rules with self-guided tours of the Palais Bourbon and the Hotel de Lassay and its gardens through a fitted tour on Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19, 2021.
CAREFUL: for safety reasons, the French National Assembly is only open to prior registration.
Built in 1728 by the Duchesse de Bourbon, both premises are quickly considered as the “biggest ornamentations of the city after the royal houses”.
Today, both buildings house the Chamber of Deputies and the residency of the Assembly Chairman. While the Palais underwent major alterations in the 19th century such as the creation of a “pain de sucre” [sugar loaf] roof and a twelve-column peristyle that have entirely changed its architectures, blueprints and models kept in the library allowing to better enjoy the primary style of the place, similar to the Grand Trianon.
European Heritage Days also allow us to enjoy the rooms of the Palais Bourbon and the Hotel de Lassay: from the Salle des Cinq-Cents to the Salle des Pas-Perdus, without forgetting the Hemicycle, the press box, the gardens and the lounges painted by Delacroix, the tour will delight History and power enthusiasts.
Given the health situation, the tour has been adapted so that you can visit as smoothly as possible and that the number of visitors on site is limited.
Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021
Assemblée Nationale - Palais Bourbon
35 Quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris 7