The Parlamentarium Simone Veil 

The Parlamentarium Simone Veil

Strasbourg
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.

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The Parlamentarium Simone Veil

Strasbourg
European Parliament

A visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg includes the Parlamentarium Simone Veil.

Featuring a stunning 360° cinema, touchscreen tables and a role-play game (separate booking), 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 Member of the European Parliament. Visits are available in any of the 24 official European Union languages.

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.

Security

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.

Accessibility

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

Groups

Facilities

There is a cafeteria with refreshing beverages and tasty snacks and a gift shop in the visitors’ area. The visitors’ canteen is available to groups on reservation.

A cloakroom, located at the visitors’ entrance just after the security control point, is only available during plenary sessions.

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
Restaurant
Motor disability
Wi-fi

Practical information

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Strasbourg Hemicycle Visits – Plenary

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