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.

Group size Minimum 1 to maximum 100 people
Languages available during the activity 24

The Parlamentarium Simone Veil

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.

Opening hours

Monday − Friday Saturday
13:00−17:00 09:30 − 12:00 and 13:00 − 17:00
Monday − Friday
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.

Covid-19 measures

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

  • You do not need a booking to visit.
  • Visits are with 24-language multimedia guides only.


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



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