The European Parliament in Strasbourg 

The European Parliament in Strasbourg

European Parliament

Experience the Hemicycle and Parlamentarium Simone Veil at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in all 24 official European Union languages.

Duration of the activity
Group size Minimum 20 to maximum 75 people

The European Parliament in Strasbourg

European Parliament

A visit to the parliamentary debating chamber is an unrivalled opportunity to soak up the unique atmosphere of the world’s largest transnational parliament. It hosts the European Parliament’s most important debates and has provided the backdrop for many historic votes.

All visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg include the Parlamentarium Simone Veil. The dynamic and interactive exhibition gives citizens of all ages a practical insight into the role of the European Parliament, its political groups and the work of its Members.

Visits last around 60 minutes.

Watch: what is the European Parliament?

Hear from the people who are part of the European Parliament about how it works and how European laws are made in this video that accompanies you in the multimedia guide during visits in Strasbourg.



Groups without a booking and individual visitors

Groups without a booking and individual visitors 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. If this happens then staff members will be on hand to answer questions and speak about the European Parliament in English, French and German.

In APRIL, JULY, AUGUST and DECEMBER: visits for groups and individuals with multimedia guides only.

You can download the multimedia guide ahead of your visit. The app 'EP Visit Strasbourg' is available on the Apple Store and Google Play.

Opening hours

Monday − Saturday
09:30 − 12:00; 13:00 − 17:00
Monday − Saturday
09:30 − 12:00; 13:00 − 17:00

Last exit: 18:00.


Please note that the European Parliament is closed on Sundays, office closing days and public holidays.

In 2022: 14-18.04 / 09.05 / 14.05 / 26.05 / 01.06 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 31.10-2.11 / 23.12-02.01.23.

Covid-19 measures

Please read the following measures so that you have a safe visit:


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



From Monday to Friday, a cafeteria with refreshing beverages and tasty snacks is open in the visitors’ area.


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