The European ParliamentReturn
Its 750-seat debating chamber, completed in 1999, is designed to host this institution’s monthly sessions.
The architecture of the building designed by Architecture Studio Europe is based on a combination of circles and ellipse, with the Parliament building being organised into several clearly identified areas:
- A wing shaped building. From this "wing" emerges the dome of the hemicycle debating chamber, designed for 750 MEPs,
- A 60 m high tower including 17 floors and 1 133 offices,
- Work place, communication and social areas.
The building has three internal "streets", with the main one featuring a winter garden including a forest of philodendrons.
Visits available for groups only, by writing beforehand to:
Bureau d'Information du Parlement Européen
Allée du Printemps - B.P. 1024 F
67070 STRASBOURG CEDEX
THE PARLAMENTARIUM SIMONE VEIL
A visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg includes the parlamentarium Simone Veil. Dynamic and interactive by design, the parlamentarium is an immersive experience that shows the work of the European Parliament and how it impacts the lives of citizens.
Featuring a stunning 360° cinema and touchscreen tables, the parlamentarium helps visitors to better understand the role of the 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 of the 751 Members of the European Parliament.
Weekly closing on : Saturday, Sunday
Temporarily closed : 1 january, Good Friday, Easter, Easter Monday, 1 may, 8 may, Ascension Day, Whitsuntide, Whitsuntide Monday, 14 july, 15 august, All Saints' Day, 11 november, 25 december, 26 december