The Assemblée Nationale/Palais Bourbon, right and below houses the lower house of the French
Assemblée Nationale/Palais Bourbon History
The building was originally built for the dowager Duchess of Bourbon/Conde, the legitimised daughter of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan.
The photograph on the right is not really the front of the building. It is just a facade added on Napoleon's orders in 1806 to make a grand vista across the Pont de la Concorde, Place de la Concorde, and on to the Madeleine in the 8th. The real front of the building isbelow left on Place du Palais Bourbon.