Every year, the National Assembly opens the doors of the Palais Bourbon for European Heritage Days 2019 to take us behind the scenes of the power and the national heritage kept at the Palais Bourbon and the Hotel de Lassay.
CAREFUL: Due to different demonstrations in Paris, some places may have to change their plans for European Heritage Days. We recommend you to inquire before heading there. A non-exhaustive list is available here!
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.
This year, the National Assembly presents a major exhibition about the French Revolution with original poster to picture the climate in Paris at that time and the events that lead to the Tennis Court Oath in 1789.
Yet note that the National Assembly brings together over 15,000 visitors a year for European Heritage Days and patience is required…
European Heritage Days 2019 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:
And to get your bearings more easily, we've made you some themed guides:
From 21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Assemblée Nationale - Palais Bourbon
35 Quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris 7
Ouvert de 9h30 à 17h30