Strasbourg

With the tiny rivers and narrow alleys, extraordinarily varied architecture, and the poetry which emerges from the magnificent historical centre, the Alsatian capital is simply delightful. A rich cuisine, a plentiful cultural life, and a position in the heart of Europe are also important parts of the city's identity. Both in winter and summer, Strasbourg, which is classified as a world heritage site by the United Nations, is one of France’s most attractive and romantic destinations.

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Shops: Mon-Sat 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm Supermarkets: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm. Reduced hours or closed Sundays.

The City

From the earliest centuries AD, Strasbourg has always been considered an important crossroads of Europe. In the fifth century, Franks already gave it the name of Strateburgum, "the road's fortified place." So, it’s not by chance that the European parliament – a symbol of the town's cosmopolitan spirit – was built here, very close to the Rhine and the German border. The special atmosphere is also discernible in the architecture of the houses and churches, and is audible in the Alsatian dialect, which is a mixture of French and German. The historical centre, surrounded by the charming river Ill, is the real marvel of Strasbourg. It comprises the "Petite France," "la place Kléber" and the cathedral area, which are all perfect places for strolling, improving one’s mind, shopping, relaxing outside cafés or even having parties. And, above all, it's heaven for sweet wines, beers and haute-cuisine lovers.

Do & See

The historical centre, surrounded by the charming river Ill, is the real marvel of Strasbourg. It comprises the "Petite France," "la place Kléber" and the cathedral area, which are all perfect places for strolling, improving one’s mind, shopping, relaxing outside cafés or even having parties.

The French are known for their café traditions and Strasbourg is no exception. Relax with a croissant and a nice cup of coffee.

The City Map

Things to do in the city
Explore the different options in the area
Cathédrale Notre Dame
Petite-France
Ponts Couverts
European Institutions
Maison Kammerzell
Le Musée Alsacien
Parc de l'Orangerie
Mémorial de l’Alsace Moselle
Les Secrets du Chocolat
Le Relais de la Poste
Chez Yvonne
L'Ancienne Douane
Les Deux Gourmandes
Le Buerehiesel
Maison des Tanneurs
Zuem Strissel
Au Crocodile
Troc’afé
Strasbourg