Let’s be honest, it’s not always easy to remember the role of the European institutions or to explain them to children. The history of the European Union, its great figures, its main achievements, its member countries… All this information has been summarized in a permanent exhibition, installed at the Lieu d’Europe in Strasbourg.
This former 18th century country house, called the Villa Kaysersguet, belonged to several notables from Strasbourg. Located in the heart of the European district of Strasbourg, it was transformed in 2013 to welcome the public free of charge and to organize events around European issues.
It is a good starting point to refresh your knowledge before visiting the European Parliament or to discover the amazing architecture of the Council of Europe or the European Court of Human Rights, the latter two not being open to individual visits.
An accessible exhibition
The exhibition, organized chronologically, is modern and quick to navigate. It mixes texts, photos and video. And if you want more information, a resource center has many documents in all languages on the second floor.
Le Lieu d’Europe also has a break room, with a very fun game: foam cubes featuring the traditional dishes of the member countries. It’s up to you to guess where the Kanelbulle or Balcahau com Natas come from. You can also walk in the small park around the house, picnic tables are available.
- Refresh my memory about the European institutions
- Have fun discovering the emblematic dishes of European countries
I liked less
- Exhibition not interactive enough
My photos of the Place d’Europe in Strasbourg
Rates and schedules
The entrance to the place of Europe is free of charge.
The address is: 8 rue Boecklin, 67000 Strasbourg. Count approximately :
- 77 km from Colmar (about 1 hour)
- 119 km from Mulhouse (about 1h20)
By public transport
Streetcar line E (Boecklin Lieu d’Europe stop)
Bus L6, 15 and 30 (Boecklin stop)
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