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A glimpse of Strasbourg #2

Due to the restrictive measures put in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, the terrace at the top of the Vauban Dam was closed for many months. Seeing it finally open again fills us with hope. How wonderful to be back up there, especially when the weather is so lovely!  The Vauban Dam was built […]

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L’Industrie Magnifique 2021 takes “place” in Strasbourg

A public art fair in Strasbourg squares! From the 3rd to the 13th of June, the second-ever Industrie Magnifique (“magnificent industry”) celebrates art meeting industry in public spaces in Strasbourg. 70 artists from all over the world, sponsored by 35 benefactor companies, will present 30 original and monumental pieces they’ve created especially for the occasion. […]

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A glimpse of Strasbourg #1

The crooked houses between n°22 and n°26 seem to lean against each other, as though they had their own definition of balance. Between n°23 and n°24, you can see a tiny little garden hidden away in a corner, halfway up the wall. If you don’t take the time to contemplate the organized chaos of the facades, you […]

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Our 15 street art favorites in Strasbourg

Before embarking on a “street art safari” in Strasbourg, we generally begin by agreeing on a search perimeter of a certain number of blocks. Then we comb the streets, looking for a collage, a graffiti piece, a mural, or a painted power box – as if we were looking to spot wild animals on a […]

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Wisteria hysteria in Strasbourg

Now that the magnolias have blossomed, the wisterias are starting to bloom – signalling the arrival of spring and eventually the early days of summer. Here and there, buildings are clad in creeping, brightly-colored floral terraces, natural spiral staircases, cascades of sparkling lilac or white… Garden archways don their spring attire and bask in the […]

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Our photo safari in Africa

Several months before the Covid pandemic, we went on a photo safari to discover the wildlife and landscapes of Namibia and Botswana – also stopping at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It was during this trip that the idea for this blog was born.  Reminiscing about our travels in Africa instantly brings back images and memories […]

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Unusual Strasbourg: the Büchmesser

Located at the corner of rue Mercière and place de la Cathédrale, the belly-measuring column, or “Büchmesser” in Alsatian, was built in 1567 and restored in 2016. This pink sandstone column is a Strasbourg icon and the vestige of a tradition dating back to the 14th century.  The bourgeois members of the City Council would use it […]

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12 places to see magnolias in bloom in Strasbourg

Every spring, all over Strasbourg, the trees transform into clouds of pink and white. For just a few days, nature offers us this wonderful display of ephemeral beauty. The blossoming magnolias are a sign that spring has sprung and that warm summer days are close at hand. Both visitors and locals flock to admire the […]

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An urban cheesemaker in Strasbourg: Pour de Bon

Pour de Bon (“For good”) is a fairytale come true: the story of the designer who became a cheesemaker. A bold new career choice, but such a fitting one.  Camille welcomes curious and hungry cheese lovers into her world, for breakfast, brunch (Saturdays and Sundays), lunch or dinner. Having trained with a « Meilleur Ouvrier de France » cheesemaker, she then […]

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Our best discoveries in the Netherlands

Recently we were going through the photos we’d taken during our trip to the Netherlands in 2020, and we realized we wanted to share some of our favorite discoveries from the handful of towns we visited:  Now that it’s winter break here and we have no new travel plans on the horizon with the current […]

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Unusual Strasbourg: the Janus Fountain

Located just northeast of place Broglie (in square Markos Botzaris), the Janus Fountain, also known as The Birth of Civilization, was designed in 1988 by Alsatian illustrator Tomi Ungerer, on the occasion of Strasbourg’s 2000-year anniversary. The piece is named after Janus, the two-faced Roman god. Tomi Ungerer pointed out that “the Rhineland [had been] at the […]

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Strasbourg through the seasons: Pontonniers

Lycée des Pontonniers – a high school with over 1000 students ranging from first-years (age 15/16) to post-secondary preparatory classes – was built in 1902. Isn’t it a little reminiscent of Hogwarts? With every season, Strasbourg reveals a new side to itself, a unique charm and atmosphere. In exploring Strasbourg, we endeavor to capture the city in all the different lights […]

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Top 10 best views of the Strasbourg Cathedral

Walking around Strasbourg will allow you to see the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, from different angles. Here is our selection of the 10 best vantage points from which to view the Strasbourg Cathedral:  10. Pont d’Auvergne  9. Place de la République  8. Avenue de la Paix-Simone Veil  7. Rue du Vieil Hôpital  6. Place […]

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Imaginary Christmas market: a recipe from Norway

Since Strasbourg’s world-famous Christmas market is sadly cancelled in 2020, we wondered what it would be like if we simply imagined this year’s market.  Every year, one country is the market’s guest of honor, and place Gutenberg is filled with stalls selling souvenirs and culinary specialties from that country. In previous years, the guests of […]

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An Italian restaurant in Strasbourg: Il Felice

Il Felice, the new Italian restaurant in rue des Tonneliers, is a joy to the senses. Sit down beneath a lush canopy of greenery to savor their generous Italian cuisine with a twist. The interior is classy and modern without ever being austere. The menu (consisting of antipasti, classic or gluten free pasta, secondi piatti, pizza […]

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A speakeasy in Strasbourg: Secret place AEDAEN

The entrance to this “secret” bar is in the pizzeria in rue des Aveugles. Go through the restaurant, past the kitchens, and pull on the little console table (shhh! you didn’t hear it from us). Choose from a selection of cocktails (with or without alcohol), spirits (a large array of whisky, gin, vodka, rum, cognac, armagnac, pisco, […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: parc de Pourtalès

From the (free) parking lot by parc de Pourtalès, there are two paths, each leading to very different spaces and atmospheres. On one side, the beautiful scenery around Château de Pourtalès opens on a large sculpture park and the château gardens. On the other side of the parking lot, you’ll find the forêt de la […]

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A French restaurant in Strasbourg: Les Sales Gosses

Every six weeks, Les Sales Gosses offers a gastronomical getaway to explore a new French region or “terroir”. The menu is made up of six appetizers, six main courses (including one or two dishes that are typical for the chosen area), and six desserts. This time, we went on a culinary trip to Cap Ferret […]

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A safari bar in Strasbourg: Le Douanier

Le Douanier defines itself as a “cocktail bar that takes you on a safari for your taste buds”. We were made to get along! The cocktail menu (with and without alcohol) lets you travel to Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The bar also offers other drinks (like draft beer, gin, rum …) and snacks. […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: Presqu’île Malraux

Formerly an abandoned port site, Presqu’île Malraux/Rivetoile has turned into a bustling neighborhood, made up of apartment and office buildings, a shopping center (Rivetoile), cafés and restaurants, a multiplex movie theater and several cultural buildings (like the Cité de la Musique et de la Danse and the Médiathèque André Malraux). We love walking along the […]