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Palace of Europe (Palais de l'Europe)

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Address: 1 avenue de l Europe, 67075, Strasbourg, France
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+33 3 88 41 20 29

This important government building houses the Council of Europe and the...

This important government building houses the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, an important legislative branch of the European Union.

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Pretty , modern architecture

Worth to see when you are in Strasbourg just to learn when many important decissions about our life are taken. But additionally it is a really nice piece of modern architecture... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Warsaw, Poland
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

There are several big buildings for friends of modern architechture. The European Parliament, court of human rights building, Council of Europe Agora building just opposite. A little bit older, huge Council of Europe building is particularly interesting. If possible to enter, worth a stroll, visit post office, bookshop, cafe and restaurant inside. Inside, it is quite a maze for start!... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We actually thought the council of Europe and the European Parliament were one and the same, however, our guide did a very good job of explaining that they are actually two separate entities. The tour lasted about an hour and gave the audience plenty of opportunity to ask questions. While no one was in the debating room we did get... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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874 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We saw this building whilst on a guided tour of the city. It was nice to see (in a strange way) the European Parliament. Our guide told us that it is possible to visit inside but tours must be booked in advance.

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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Of course, the building is quite big and impressive, if you like this kind of architecture. But apart from that, there is nothing to do or see and it is quite a way to get there. Plus, you cannot enter it as an individual, only groups are allowed and that only with a long planning ahead. Really sad to see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

nothing to see. We took the boat tour and went past this building. While impressive, I'm in Europe to see historical ancient sights, not brand new buildings...

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Strasbourg, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Having once seen the inside of the impressive and must have seen building with round about 10.000 visitors during the open day of the European Parliament, most people forget to walk around the building and catch touching photos such as animals and couples in love, hunger strikers, political refugees or demonstrators for human rights etc.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

A modern form of architecture that house the political figures of this city. An ordinary place to see if you came from a place like New York that full of new modern buildings. Not so much to tell about this.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Worth to see when you are in Strasbourg just to learn when many important decissions about our life are taken. But additionally it is a really nice piece of modern architecture. Can also be observed from the river cruise (if taken after dark, all buildings are nicely illuminated).

Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

For me an outside view of this place was enough and I covered it in my town river boat tour. If you are interested in buildings and have tons of time to spare then you could venture in for a tour.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Nice to see, but for sure not a must, unless it's for your self-esteem to have visited the palace of the European Council. The palace is outside of the city. Approx. 3km from the centre of Strasbourg.

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