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The National Assembly

Visit the National Assembly in Paris, and discover the history and architectural heritage of this landmark French monument.

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Quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris

The citizens' house

The National Assembly is where lawmakers do their work. It has also been the site of major historical events. It has a grand heritage going back to the 18th-century "Palais Bourbon" and the "Hôtel de Lassay". Known as the "Maison des Citoyens" ("The People's House"), it welcomes visitors who are keen to discover this living institution.

Built between 1722 and 1728, the Palais Bourbon and the Hôtel de Lassay were joined to form the residence for the Prince of Condé. The building was confiscated in 1791 and declared "Property of the Nation". It has had various uses throughout history.

When the Assembly is in session, the Palais Bourbon can be visited on Saturdays at four different times. When the Assembly is not in session, self-guided tours are available every day. You can explore the great debates of French history here: these include the abolition of slavery in 1794 and 1848, the proclamation of the Republic in 1870, and many more. The Hôtel de Lassay is available for group tours upon invitation of a member of parliament or upon request from an association.