PALAIS DU LUXEMBOURG - SÉNAT
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In 1612, Queen Marie de Medici was regent of the kingdom. She acquired a sixteenth-century mansion that took the name of the Duke of Luxembourg, one of its owners - today it is the official residence of the President of the Senate. She constructed a castle on the land surrounding the palace, mixing Italian and French styles according to the plans of the architect Salomon de Brosse. This palace was later owned by the Orleans family and became the seat of the Directory and then the Senate at the end of the French Revolution. Changes were then made to the building by Jean-François Chalgrin and Alphonse de Gisors. The chamber where senators hold discussions dates back from the first half of the nineteenth century, during which the room was transformed several times. Remember that the Senate is the second chamber of the French Parliament, the other being the National Assembly. The Board consists of representatives of local authorities elected by their peers. Finally, the Luxembourg Palace has a large and famous garden, and a museum where major exhibitions are presented.
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Pictos: engine; mobility réduite.<br/> Because of the application of the safety measures taken in setting of the Vigipirate plan, the visits organized for individual Saturday are suspended until further notice. The individual ones wishing to assist to with it must obtain an invitation of a senator (list of the senators). Provided with this ticket of invitation and an identity card, they must be then presented to the reception of the Senate with 15, rue de Vaugirard to Paris. Free. The groups (maximum manpower of 30 people) must obtain the sponsorship of a senator at the latest a month before the date considered. Guided tour. Shop. Shop with 7 rue Aristide Briand.
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