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Centre d'Information sur les Institutions Européennes

Centre d'Information sur les Institutions Européennes (CIIE)

European Parliament – Information office

European Parliament in Strasbourg
Allée du Printemps
Tel : +33 (0)3 88 17 40 01 – Fax : +33 (0)3 88 17 51 84
Email :

The EP is open to visitors from Mondays to Saturdays. A visit of the European Parliament in Strasbourg is free of charge and includes:
  • The Hemicycle;
  • The Parlamentarium Simone Veil;
  • Tailored briefings on the work of the European Parliament (groups only).

Discovering the European Parliament
: Walk the corridors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, see its Hemicycle debating chamber and experience the interactive parlamentarium Simone Veil.
Visits last around 60 minutes. Visits are with multimedia guides, available in 24 languages. Without prior booking.
A valid identity document (ID card or passport) is required to access European Parliament buildings

The Parlamentarium Simone Veil

A new space dedicated for visitors has opened its doors in the heart of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Structured around three zones -a 360° projection room, a role-play game for groups of 16-32 participants and a series of interactive modules- the Parlamentarium Simone Veil offers the opportunity to better understand how the European Union operates, more specifically the role of the European Parliament, in an interactive and entertaining way. 

More information about the Parlamentarium Simone Veil 

Council of Europe

Council of Europe
Service des visites

Direction de la communication
Avenue de l’Europe
Tél: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 29
Contact the visitors’ service of the Council of Europe
E-mail :


In order to get to know its organisation, structure and activities better, the Council of Europe offers groups 4 options
– Guided tours of the Palais de l’Europe, the Council of Europe’s main building: for visitors who want general information on the organisation and its activities
– Study programmes: for university students, teachers, lawyers and members of professional associations, diplomatic delegations and ministerial officials, including a visit to the Hemicycle and a lecture on the political role of the Council of Europe.
– Virtual visits to the Council of Europe: on computer or smartphone
– Group videoconferences: 2 options

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights
Visitors’ Unit – Council of Europe
67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel : +33 (0)3 90 21 52 17 (only for visits)
Fax : +33 (0)3 88 41 37 59
Email :
Request an information visit

Information visits for legal professionals and law students can be organised. Information visits are organised only for groups comprising 25 people minimum. The minimum age of participants is 18 years. There are no guided visits of the building. Information visits only take place on working days. The Court is shut at the weekends and on public holidays.
As the Court receives a very large number of requests, it is recommended that you apply two months in advance. 

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