French Parliament

The French Parliament (French: Parlement français) is the bicameral legislature of the French Republic, consisting of the Senate (Sénat) and the National Assembly (Assemblée nationale). Each assembly conducts legislative sessions at separate locations in Paris: the Senate meets in the Palais du Luxembourg and the National Assembly convenes at Palais Bourbon.

French Parliament

Parlement français
15th Legislature of the French Fifth Republic
Type
Type
HousesSenate
National Assembly
Leadership
Gérard Larcher, LR
since 1 October 2014
Richard Ferrand, REM
since 12 September 2018
Emmanuel Macron, REM
since 14 May 2017
Structure
Seats925
348 Senators
577 Deputies
Senate political groups
  •   CRCE (15)
  •   SOC (78)
  •   RDSE (21)
  •   REM (21)
  •   LIRT (11)
  •   UC (50)
  •   LR (146)
  •   RASNAG (6)
National Assembly political groups
  •   GDR (16)
  •   FI (17)
  •   SOC (31)
  •   REM (312)
  •   MoDem (47)
  •   UAI (32)
  •   LR (102)
  •   NI (18)
  •   Vacant (2)
Elections
Indirect election
National Assembly voting system
Two-round system
Senate last election
27 September 2020
National Assembly last election
11 and 18 June 2017
Senate next election
By September 2023
National Assembly next election
By June 2022
Meeting place
Aile du Midi, Château de Versailles
Website
parlement.fr
Palais du Luxembourg

Each house has its own regulations and rules of procedure. However, occasionally they may meet as a single house known as the Congress of the French Parliament (Congrès du Parlement français), convened at the Palace of Versailles, to revise and amend the Constitution of France.