The Palais Bourbon is a unique building in Empire: Total War. It may only be constructed by France. It must be constructed in their capital region.
Palais Bourbon


Governments need a suitably magnificent setting to conduct their business.

Lawmakers should meet in awe-inspiring and magnificent buildings because then there is a chance that they will take the business of making new law seriously. If something cannot be built for the purpose, then taking the extremely expensive home of a "dashed aristo" will do quite nicely!

Historically, the Palais Bourbon was built as a home for Louise-Francoise, Duchesse de Bourbon, one Louis XIV's legitimized bastards by one of his favorite mistresses, Francoise-Athenais de Montespan. The building, although rather magnificent and scarcely a hovel, was not technically a palace because Louise-Francoise herself did not have royal rank. After the French Revolution, it was nationalized and used as a meeting place of the Council of Five Hundred. It is still a parliament building, now acting as home to the deputies of the French National Assembly, the lower legislative house of the French Republic. Louise-Francoise probably wouldn't recognize her old home, as it has been extensively remodeled.


  • Level 6
  • 8 Turns to Build
  • 10000 Coin


  • Requires Imperial Palace
  • +1 Happiness (Lower Classes)
  • +1 Happiness (Nobility)
  • +5 to repression in the region
  • +15% coin bonus to region tax income
  • Recruitment Capacity (Units in Training): 3
  • Enhances National Prestige
  • Recruits basic infantry
  • Built by the French as the highest level administrative building in their capital region.

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