The Parlamentarium Simone Veil 

The Parlamentarium Simone Veil

European Parliament

With a dynamic and interactive approach, the Parlamentarium is an immersive experience that shows the work of the European Parliament and how it impacts the lives of citizens.


The Parlamentarium Simone Veil

European Parliament

A visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg includes the Parlamentarium Simone Veil.

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 Member of the European Parliament. Visits are available in any of the 24 official European Union languages.

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.

Covid-19 measures

Please read the following measures so that you have a safe visit (Updated: 24/09/20):

  • You do not need a booking to visit.
  • Visits are with 24-language multimedia guides only.
  • Max. 6 people can visit together.
  • You must bring your own face mask.
  • You will have a temperature check at the entrance and not be allowed to enter if your temperature is above 37.7°C.
  • Visits follow a path and some parts of the exhibition might be closed.
  • You must keep 1.5m from other visitors.
  • Visits are limited to 45mins.
  • Normal opening hours apply.


A valid identity document (ID card or passport) is required to access European Parliament buildings.

All visitors and bags are subject to airport-style security checks before entry. Firearms, explosive or inflammable substances, pepper sprays, sharp items and other objects that could be considered weapons are prohibited. In accordance with French national legislation, certain prohibited items may be handed over to the police.

Photography and filming are permitted inside the visitors’ area, but are prohibited in the security area and in the Hemicycle gallery during plenary sessions.


The European Parliament is committed to constantly improving access for people with disabilities. Should you or someone in your group require special assistance, please notify us in advance:

Individual visitors



There is a cafeteria with refreshing beverages and tasty snacks and a gift shop in the visitors’ area. The visitors’ canteen is available to groups on reservation.

A cloakroom, located at the visitors’ entrance just after the security control point, is only available during plenary sessions.

European Parliament

Louise Weiss building
1 Allée du Printemps
F-67070 Strasbourg cedex

How to get there

Please consult the SNCF (French railways) website.

Solutions for blind people
Coffee shop
Solutions for deaf people
Motor disability

Practical information

Continue your visit

Outside plenary session

The European Parliament in Strasbourg

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During plenary session

The European Parliament in Strasbourg – Plenary Session

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