The Parlamentarium Simone Veil
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.
|Monday − Friday||Saturday|
|13:00−17:00||09:30 − 12:00 and 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.
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.
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.