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Palace of Europe (Palais de l'Europe)

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Address: Avenue Europe, Strasbourg, France
Phone Number: +33 3 88 41 20 29
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 bubbles 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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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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).

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

had a group tour here and was actually not looking forward to it because I thought it would be boring. Turned out to be quite interesting - thanks mostly to the fact that we had an amazing delegate give us a fascinating presentation - without that arranged in advance it would indeed have been boring, but the stories he told... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I think everyone who comes to Strasbourg should see it at least from the outside. Inside I would not say it is really special but the tour is free so i you have the will and the time why not.

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