Strasbourg, 7th city in France, is also the capital of Alsace and gastronomy. While in Strasbourg, you will visit its old neighborhoods, rich in heritage and history, and you will also have the possibility to discover an active and forward looking city.
Strasbourg, a historic town
Located near the German border, the city of Strasbourg has had a turbulent history during many years. At the discretion of the results of the various wars between France and its neighbor, Strasbourg changed nationality! This gives the city a nice exotic setting.
Today, Strasbourg is both the city of canals and half-timbered houses, and a capital city in Europe with the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights. It has preserved its historical heritage while developing its economy and its event life.
Walking through its various neighborhoods, we discover many remarkable monuments, that of the Grande Île (Big Island) is completely World Heritage Site by Unesco. It hides the Palais de Rohan and Strasbourg Cathedral .
The German neighborhood is also full of treasures. You will discover the Post Office, the Republic Square with its Wilhelminian style buildings, and also many Haussmann buildings or the University palace which dates from 1884. Strasbourg is also an important university city, which earned it a lively nightlife.
Strasbourg, a city of culture
Several museums are the hallmark of Strasbourg.For history lovers there is the Alsatian Museum which transports you in time to discover Strasbourg of the past and the Archaeological Museum of Strasbourg, which is one of the richest in France. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the MAMCS is also worth visiting, the building creates astonishment as well as works that are therein.
The city of Strasbourg is a city where many cultural events are held annually. Among the best known there are the Strasbourg Music Festival that takes place in June, Rives de cirque in July / August, and the Musica Festival (International Festival of contemporary music) between September and October.
The most famous event in the world is certainly the Strasbourg Christmas Market. In December, the city lives with the celebrations of Christmas and St. Nicolas and puts on its lights and festivities for a little over a month. During this time, all the hotels in Strasbourg are full. You must book your hotel as soon as possible.
Gastronomy in Strasbourg
The city of Strasbourg is known for the quality of its cuisine. Passage in the European capital. It is not possible to leave without tasting an authentic Alsatian sauerkraut. However, it is not enough. You should also taste Flammekueche (thin and salty Flammkuchen), pretzels and knepfle (kind of pasta in the shape of small balls), not forgetting the famous Strasbourg frankfurter.