The European Parliament in Strasbourg – Outside plenary session 

The European Parliament in Strasbourg – Outside plenary session

European Parliament

Experience the Hemicycle, the Parlamentarium Simone Veil and exhibitions at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg – Outside plenary session

European Parliament

Welcome to the official seat of the European Parliament! All visits include the discovery of the Hemicycle, the Parlamentarium Simone Veil as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Visits are free of charge, last around 60 minutes and are available in all 24 official languages of the European Union. Advance booking is not mandatory, but is recommended for groups.

Self-guided tours for visitors

Individual visitors and groups are welcome during the opening hours indicated below. Visits are with multimedia guides, available in 24 languages. At busy times, multimedia guides may not be available. In this case, staff members will be on hand to answer questions and speak about the European Parliament in English, French and German.

You can also download the multimedia guide app ahead of your visit. The app “EP Visit Strasbourg” is available on the App Store and Play Store.

Opening hours

Please note that opening hours change during plenary sessions. The building is closed on Sundays and on the following days – 2023: 01-02/01, 06-10/04, 01/05, 12/05, 18-19/05, 29/05, 08-10/06, 14/07, 14-15/08, 01-02/11, 25/12-02/01/2024.

Monday − Friday Saturday
09:00 – 18:00 09:30 − 12:00; 13:00 − 18:00
Monday − Friday
09:00 – 18:00
09:30 − 12:00; 13:00 − 18:00

Last entrance: 17:00.

Guided tours for groups

Groups (20 people or more) can book a guided tour. Guided tours are available in English, French or German. Part of the visit might take place with multimedia guides, available in 24 languages. 

Booking must be made at least two days in advance, but can be booked up to 6 months in advance. 

Book a guided tour


The Alsace-Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck

Groups visiting the European Parliament in Strasbourg can also visit the Alsace-Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck for free during the same week of their visit. To benefit from free entry, groups must show their booking confirmation. If the visit was not booked in advance, groups can ask for a certificate during their visit to the European Parliament. 

Events and exhibitions

In addition to the not-to-be-missed visit to the Hemicycle, you can explore permanent and temporary exhibitions during your visit, or take part in one of the many events happening in the European Parliament throughout the year. 


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 the visitor service in advance:


From Monday to Friday, a cafeteria is open in the visitor area.

Have a safe visit

All visitors must go through a security check and be ready to show their ID card


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