The original Palais
     
       
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pixelThe original Palais of the Court, the external appearance and original structure of which have been preserved, is now dedicated entirely to the public face of justice, as the place where hearings, which are open to the public, are held.
The building houses the five courtrooms on three floors, the courtrooms preceded by large interconnecting halls, known as "salles des Pas Perdus". The courtrooms are where the parties argue their cases, the Advocates General deliver their Opinions and judgments are given.

 
       
   
The original Palais pixel
     
 

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The entrance hall, the grand staircase: an almost natural, unimpeded pathway, bathed in daylight, which leads to the main courtroom. A solemn space which creates the distance and the respect necessary for the dispensing of justice.  

 
       
   
The entrance hall              
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 The entrance hall

 
   
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    The Grand Staircase
       
 

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Salle des Pas Perdus: «Hall of a courthouse for the use of the departments and chambers of a court; where those waiting come and go ».
There can be no court without a « salle des Pas Perdus », that is to say, without that space separating the « profane » from the « sacred » which allows access in stages to the courtroom where justice is dispensed in public and with ceremony.

 
       
 
    The salle des Pas Perdus  
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The Main Courtroom

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Access to the other courtrooms

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Access to the other courtrooms

   
 

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The Palais is open to visitors - legal practitioners wishing to increase their legal knowledge, law students, European citizens.
Every year, the Court receives 15000 visitors.

 
       
     
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The Conference Room

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The Conference Room