Tour the European Parliament Building
The European Parliament building in Strasbourg was completed in December 1999 and features 20 floors in total covering 220,000 square metres. This canal side glass building, bedazzling the European Quarter of Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament and where most votes take place. MEP’s meet in Strasbourg for 12 sessions each year and sit in a hemicycle in their member groups from left to right. On the raised platform in front, the President of the EU and staff reside, with flags of the EU and member countries behind them. You can take a guided tour to see the interior of this iconic building for yourself and soak up the buzzing atmosphere. The visit lasts around an hour, and in that time, you’ll encounter the main rooms plus an interactive exhibition which gives greater insight into the work and roles of members.