We (students in my program) took a group trip to the French Senate/Luxembourg Palace on friday. The French Parliament is made up of two chambers, the National Assembly (like our House of Reps) and the Senate.. The building was quite beautiful and I want to share some of the pictures from the trip with you all. 
Above is a picture I took while standing in the courtyard of the Palace.

Once inside we were told that the black and white checkered floor was Luxembourg Palace and once on the red carpet you were in the Senate. I have to admit that before arriving, I never knew that the Senate was located at the same place as Luxembourg Palace.
This was one of the main areas of the Senate.
There were also quite a few statues within this area.
We then proceeded into the room where the French Senate meets. It was very large and extremely "regal."
Next we ventured into the library. Apparently groups are normally not allowed in here, so we felt special! 
Here is a picture of the group of students and professors that went on the trip that day.
7/24/2012 11:56:38 am

Everything looks so elegant! I love the way they use gold in their buildings.

7/29/2012 03:49:41 am

I KNOW!!!! Everything is always sooooo regal looking!

10/11/2013 03:25:52 pm

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.


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