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.