Visit the Council of Europe
Discover our key role as guardian of human rights
Find out all about the Council of Europe's work to protect human rights, support democracy and promote the rule of law on behalf of the 47 member countries. You will learn more about the structure and achievements of the organisation.
Visits of the Palais de l'Europe
Experience for yourself the Palais de l’Europe, the Council of Europe’s main building in Strasbourg’s European Quarter. Designed by French architect Henry Bernard and inaugurated in 1977, its entrance is flanked by the flags of all the Council's 47 member states.
COVID-19 NOTICE: Given the current health situation, on-site visits to the Council of Europe have been suspended.
We hope to welcome visitors back in the not too distant future. In the meantime the activity of videoconferencing continues.