ACCESSIBILITY AT UNOG A A A A The United Nations in the Heart of Europe

Guided Tours

Welcome to the Visitors' Service of the United Nations Office at Geneva!

Important information: on 30 May 2016, due to a special event, the only tour available for walk-in visitors will take place at 4pm. The Palais des Nations will be closed to walk-ins in the morning and in the afternoon until 4pm. Groups with reservations will have access. Thank you for your understanding.

Be one of the 115,000 visitors who take the tour of the Palais des Nations each year. Our tours are available in more than 15 languages and last for one hour. Please check with us for languages other than English and French.

What you will see, depending on our daily schedule of meetings
  • The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, decorated by famous artist Miquel Barcelò.
  • The Salle des Pas Perdus, from which you can see the Armillary Sphere and the monument commemorating the conquest of outer space.
  • The Assembly Hall, the largest room in the Palais des Nations.
  • The Council Chamber, where many important historical negotiations have taken place, with murals by José Maria Sert.(available irregularly)
  • Gifts presented by various countries to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
  • During the tour, our tour Guides will inform about the current activities of the United Nations. They will also talk about the history of the Palais des Nations, formerly the headquarters of the League of Nations.

When can you visit the Palais des Nations?

From September to March, we are open on weekdays (Monday to Friday) as follows:
Mornings: 10 a.m. to 12 noon (tours start at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon)
Afternoons: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (tours start at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

From April to June we are open on weekdays and on Saturday (Monday to Saturday) as follows,
Mornings: 10 a.m. to 12 noon (tours start at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon)
Afternoons: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (tours start at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

In July and August we are open on weekdays and on Saturday (Monday to Saturday) as follows:
We open non-stop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tours start at 10:30 a.m., last tour at 4 p.m.)

Important information: currently, the waiting time to access the Palais des Nations can be up to 30 minutes.

How to find us

Visitors must enter at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations at 14, avenue de la Paix.

Valid identity documents are required.

Public transport: lines 8, 28, F, V and Z stop at "Appia"; lines 5 and 11 stop at "Nations";
Tramway 15 Terminus "Nations".

Tour fees
  • Adults: CHF 12.- per person.
  • University students, senior citizens and disabled persons: CHF 10.- per person.
  • School children and youths (aged 6 to 18): CHF 7.- * per person.
  • Groups (minimum of 20 adults): CHF 10.- per person.
* one adult free of charge per group of 20 children


Reservations are compulsory as of 15 people. The Visitors' Service does not take reservations for less than 15 people. Special programmes are available upon request. Please note that if you do not inform us of any changes in the number of participants, and your group is smaller than foreseen, we may have to charge you for the initial number of participants.

For group reservations (for a minimum of 15 persons), please complete our online reservation form (orange button below left) or send us an email on
You can also reach us by phone Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm.

Visitors' Service
Palais des Nations
14, avenue de la Paix
CH - 1211 Geneva 10
Tel: +41 (0)22 917 48 96 or +41(0)22 917 45 39

Important Notices:

  • Please also note that the demand often exceeds our welcoming capacity. On busy days, we may need to close before our scheduled closing time (this does not concern pre-registered groups). We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
  • Our tour route and schedule may be affected by the meetings which take place throughout at the Palais des Nations. Some rooms may therefore not be accessible without prior notice.
  • For security reasons, visitors should not be carrying luggage or large bags.
  • Please note that there might be delays going through security depending on the conference programme of the day.

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