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Individual visits in Strasbourg

The heart of European democracy
 

Discover the Hemicycle plenary chamber and parlamentarium Simone Veil. Visits for individuals (fewer than 10 people) last approximately 60 - 90 minutes and are free of charge. Prior booking is not required, although a valid ID document is needed to enter the European Parliament.

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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.  

Visits to the Hemicycle differ depending on whether the European Parliament is meeting for a plenary session during the week (see calendar on right for dates).

During plenary sessions

Visits are available in any of the 24 official European Union languages. A limited number of places are available for individual visitors to follow the session for up to an hour. As such, entry is based on a first come, first served basis.

Outside plenary sessions

Visits to the Hemicycle are available in French, English or German according to the schedule below. Visits are limited to 75 people who are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive at the visitors’ entrance 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

TIMETABLE FOR VISITS TO THE HEMICYCLE AND PARLAMENTARIUM

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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: 17.00 − 18.00
Tuesday, Wednesday: 9.00−12.00 and 15.00 − 18.00
Thursday: 9.00 − 12.00

For more information contact:
hemicycle-visits@europarl.europa.eu

Outside plenary sessions

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Individual visits in French:
Friday: 13:30, 16:30
Saturday: 10:30, 12:00, 14:30, 16:00

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Individual visits in German:
Friday: 14:30, 15:30
Saturday: 10:00, 11:30, 14:00, 16:30

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Individual visits in English:
Friday: 15:00
Saturday: 11:00, 15:00

For more information contact:
VisitsSTR-indiv@europarl.europa.eu

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AGENDA STRASBOURG

PLENARY SESSION

Strasbourg
18/01/2016 - 21/01/2016
18/01/2016 - 21/01/2016
01/02/2016 - 04/02/2016
07/03/2016 - 10/03/2016
11/04/2016 - 14/04/2016
09/05/2016 - 12/05/2016
06/06/2016 - 09/06/2016
04/07/2016 - 07/07/2016
12/09/2016 - 15/09/2016
03/10/2016 - 06/10/2016
24/10/2016 - 27/10/2016
21/11/2016 - 24/11/2016
12/12/2016 - 15/12/2016
16/01/2017 - 19/01/2017
13/02/2017 - 16/02/2017
13/03/2017 - 16/03/2017
03/04/2017 - 06/04/2017
15/05/2017 - 18/05/2017
12/06/2017 - 15/06/2017
03/07/2017 - 06/07/2017
11/09/2017 - 14/09/2017
02/10/2017 - 05/10/2017
23/10/2017 - 26/10/2017
13/11/2017 - 16/11/2017
11/12/2017 - 14/12/2017
15/01/2018 - 18/01/2018
05/02/2018 - 08/02/2018
12/03/2018 - 15/03/2018
16/04/2018 - 19/04/2018
28/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
11/06/2018 - 14/06/2018
02/07/2018 - 05/07/2018
10/09/2018 - 13/09/2018
01/10/2018 - 04/10/2018
22/10/2018 - 25/10/2018
12/11/2018 - 15/11/2018
10/12/2018 - 13/12/2018
14/01/2019 - 17/01/2019
11/02/2019 - 14/02/2019
11/03/2019 - 14/03/2019
25/03/2019 - 28/03/2019
15/04/2019 - 18/04/2019

Plenary Session

Plenary
Exhibition
Other

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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