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Heritage Days in Strasbourg

A unique and up-close view of the European Parliament buildings

On Saturday 15 September 2018, from 10:00 to 18:00, visitors to the European Parliament in Strasbourg can enjoy a unique tour of the hemicycle. This includes parts of the building usually inaccessible to the public, such as the Presidency area.

As part of Heritage Days 2018 in France, the European Parliament will showcase the architectural highlights of the hemicycle building, named after the French politician and writer Louise Weiss. Once inside, you will follow a special circuit designed for the day, visiting many areas of the building that are not part of regular visits during the year. Along the way, you will find staff of the European Parliament explaining, in French, German and English, the architecture and the symbols of the building, as well as the role of the European Parliament.

The visit lasts about one hour. Doors open at 10:00 and the last access is at 17:00. No prior booking is required - you can enter the building as soon as you arrive. In order to pass the security checks at the entrance, you will need a valid identity document (ID card or passport).

This 35th European Heritage Days take place in the wider context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Such initiatives aim to bring citizens closer to European heritage and are widely celebrated in most Member States of the European Union, through rich programmes of activities and events. In France, Heritage Days 2018 is promoted by the French Ministry of Culture, with about 17,000 monuments opening their doors and more than 26,000 exhibitions and shows.



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



Please consult the SNCF (French railways) website.



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



Tram line E: ‘Parlement Européen’ stop

Public transport in Strasbourg

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