The European Parliament in Strasbourg
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.
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.
|Monday − Friday||Saturday|
|13:00 − 17:00||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 2023: 01-02/01, 06-10/04, 01/05, 18-20/05, 29/05, 14/07, 14-15/08, 01-02/11, 25/12-02/01/2024.
Groups with booking for guided tour
Groups (20 people and more) can book their visit with a guided tour in English, French or German in advance online. Bookings must be made at least 2 working days in advance.
Part of the visit might take place with multimedia guides, available in 24 languages.
|Monday − Friday|
[Closed from 31/12/2022 to 31/01/2023] Visitors to the Alsace-Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck can find out all about the history of the region; from life on the Maginot Line and the destruction of World War II, to Franco-German reconciliation and the reconstruction of Europe. Admission is free of charge for groups also visiting the European Parliament during the same week, upon presentation of their confirmation letter.
From Monday to Friday, a cafeteria with refreshing beverages and tasty snacks is open in the visitors’ area.
The European Parliament prioritises a safe visit by respecting security and public health measures. Visitors are invited to read and take note of the following information, in order to ensure a safe visit for all:
- 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.
- Wearing a facemask is not mandatory. Visitors are of course permitted to wear one if they would like to.
- Hand sanitiser gel is available at the entrance and throughout your visit. Visitors are encouraged to make use of it.
- All equipment and material (such as multimedia guides, non-disposable earphones and interactive exhibition elements) as well as the public sanitary facilities and other sensitive areas (handles and doors) are cleaned on a regular basis.
- The air quality is constantly monitored to ensure adequate ventilation.
- If you have symptoms, please stay at home and postpone your visit. We will be happy to welcome you back when you are feeling better.
For more information about the health prevention measures in France, go to www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus.
Last updated: 09/2022
Louise Weiss building
1 Allée du Printemps
F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
How to get there
Please consult the SNCF (French railways) website.
Bus line H (direct line).
Bus lines 6, 30 and 72: ‘Droits de l’Homme’ stop (a 10-minute walk from the Parliament).
Tram line E: ‘Parlement Européen’ stop.