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Group visits in Strasbourg

The heart of European democracy
 

Get a tailored briefing and explore the Hemicycle and parlamentarium Simone Veil.

Groups of 10 to 100 people (larger groups may be accepted on request) can visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Groups of fewer than 10 people are considered as individual visitors.

Visits are free of charge and last between 1 to 3 hours, depending on whether the European Parliament is meeting for a plenary session; see calendar on right. An identity document is required.

Booking is necessary. Visits during plenary sessions should be requested 2 to 3 months in advance. Visits outside plenary session should be requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

BOOK A GROUP VISIT

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THE HEMICYCLE

The Hemicycle can seat all 751 Members of the European Parliament. During plenary sessions, it is used for the largest and most important debates. It has provided the setting for many historic votes and visits of Heads of States and Governments, as well as other notable figures.

During plenary sessions

Visits feature a tailored briefing, covering the role and powers of the European Parliament, a  question-and-answer session and a 1 hour visit to the Hemicycle gallery to follow the debates.

Visits during plenary sessions are available in all 24 official European Union languages.

Outside plenary sessions

Visits feature a guided visit of the European Parliament, including a visit to the Hemicycle public gallery.

Visits outside plenary sessions are normally conducted in French, German and English.

Groups may also be able to visit the panoramic terrace, although visiting depends on a number of factors, such as weather and group size. The terrace offers a unique perspective of the European Parliament, as well as spectacular views across Strasbourg.

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THE PARLAMENTARIUM SIMONE VEIL

A visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg includes the parlamentarium Simone Veil. Dynamic and interactive by design, the parlamentarium is an immersive experience that shows the work of the European Parliament and how it impacts the lives of citizens.

Featuring a stunning 360° cinema, touchscreen tables and a role-play game (separate booking), the parlamentarium helps visitors to better understand the role of the European Parliament. The parlamentarium lays out the process behind making law for the whole of Europe and explains what the Members of the European Parliament are doing to meet the challenges of today. Visitors can also find out more about and contact each of the 751 Members of the European Parliament. Visits are available in any of the 24 official European Union languages.

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Who was Simone Veil?

The parlamentarium in Strasbourg is named in honour of Simone Veil, the first president after European elections began and the first woman to hold the office. As a survivor of the Holocaust, her term as president from 1979 until 1982 is deeply symbolic, demonstrating the strength of European reconciliation. Fighting for gender equality and human rights was a major feature of Veil’s life, campaigning against the injustices that she had experienced first-hand.

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TIMETABLE FOR VISITS TO THE HEMICYCLE AND PARLAMENTARIUM

During plenary sessions

Monday: 14.30 − 18.00
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8.30 − 18.00
Thursday: 8.30 - 12.30

Visits during plenary sessions should be requested 2 to 3 months in advance.

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Outside plenary sessions

Monday to Thursday: 9.00 − 18.00
Friday: 9.00 − 14.00

Visits outside plenary session should be requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

Book a group visit outside of plenary sessions:

- Visits in French

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- Visits in German

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- Visits in other languages

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To combine the visit of the European Parliament with a boat tour in Strasbourg, please contact Batorama.

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European Parliament facilities pictograms
 

AGENDA STRASBOURG

PLENARY SESSION

Strasbourg
Mon Jan 18 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Jan 21 23:59:59 CET 2016
Mon Jan 18 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Jan 21 23:59:59 CET 2016
Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Feb 04 23:59:59 CET 2016
Mon Mar 07 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Mar 10 23:59:59 CET 2016
Mon Apr 11 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Apr 14 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Mon May 09 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu May 12 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Mon Jun 06 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Jun 09 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Mon Jul 04 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Jul 07 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Mon Sep 12 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Sep 15 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Mon Oct 03 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Oct 06 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Mon Oct 24 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Oct 27 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Mon Nov 21 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Nov 24 23:59:59 CET 2016
Mon Dec 12 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Dec 15 23:59:59 CET 2016
Mon Jan 16 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Jan 19 23:59:59 CET 2017
Mon Feb 13 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Feb 16 23:59:59 CET 2017
Mon Mar 13 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Mar 16 23:59:59 CET 2017
Mon Apr 03 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Apr 06 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Mon May 15 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu May 18 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Mon Jun 12 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Jun 15 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Mon Jul 03 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Jul 06 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Mon Sep 11 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Sep 14 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Oct 05 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Mon Oct 23 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Oct 26 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Mon Nov 13 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Nov 16 23:59:59 CET 2017
Mon Dec 11 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Dec 14 23:59:59 CET 2017
Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Jan 18 23:59:59 CET 2018
Mon Feb 05 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Feb 08 23:59:59 CET 2018
Mon Mar 12 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Mar 15 23:59:59 CET 2018
Mon Apr 16 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu Apr 19 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Mon May 28 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu May 31 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Mon Jun 11 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu Jun 14 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Mon Jul 02 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu Jul 05 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Mon Sep 10 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu Sep 13 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Mon Oct 01 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu Oct 04 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Mon Oct 22 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu Oct 25 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Mon Nov 12 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Nov 15 23:59:59 CET 2018
Mon Dec 10 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Dec 13 23:59:59 CET 2018
Mon Jan 14 00:00:00 CET 2019 - Thu Jan 17 23:59:59 CET 2019
Mon Feb 11 00:00:00 CET 2019 - Thu Feb 14 23:59:59 CET 2019
Mon Mar 11 00:00:00 CET 2019 - Thu Mar 14 23:59:59 CET 2019
Mon Mar 25 00:00:00 CET 2019 - Thu Mar 28 23:59:59 CET 2019
Mon Apr 15 00:00:00 CEST 2019 - Thu Apr 18 23:59:59 CEST 2019

Plenary Session

Plenary
Exhibition
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GETTING THERE

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Entrance Louise Weiss No 2
1, Allée du Printemps
F-67070 Strasbourg cedex

                  

Train

Please consult the SNCF (French railways) website.

SNCF

Bus

Bus lines 6, 30 and 72: ‘Droits de l’Homme’ stop (a 10-minute walk from the Parliament)

 

Tram

Tram line E: ‘Parlement Européen’ stop

Public transport in Strasbourg
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