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Strasbourg Christmas Market 2022

The magic of Christmas is back in Strasbourg from November 25th to December 24th, 2022! More than 300 stalls, miles of Christmas lights and lots of events are sure to create an atmosphere of wonder and enchantment all over town. Here is an overview of this year’s festivities. More than 300 stalls  Just like during the 2021 Christmas […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: the Marne-Rhine canal

You can access the Marne-Rhine Canal from the parc de l’Orangerie and the European institutions. Enjoy a walk, take a ride on your bike or go on a run from Strasbourg all the way to Vendenheim and beyond.  Stop a while to watch the boats go through the locks and enjoy the countryside between Hoenheim and Reichstett. […]

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Bergen – so much more than the fjord capital of Norway

Bergen has the second largest population in Norway after the capital, Oslo. It’s located between two of the country’s most famous fjords (the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord), giving it the nickname “Norway’s fjord capital“. Bergen’s second nickname – “the city of seven hills” – is due to the seven hills surrounding it. Among these is […]

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A Michelin-star restaurant in Alsace: Au Vieux Couvent

Alexis Albrecht, the chef at Au Vieux Couvent, takes us on a walk through an aromatic garden, where he introduces us to a host of wild herbs. After a warm and friendly welcome by the chef himself, we are led to our table in a bright dining room with a view of a peaceful stream, […]

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A modern pub in Strasbourg: The Drunky Stork Social Club

As soon as we walk in, the monumental Art Deco-style bar, topped with an ornamental stork, sets the tone for this unique place. The bar is the centerpiece of the main dining area, which also has two adjoining mezzanines, cozy lounges, and an open pre-service kitchen. The main kitchen is in the old vault in […]

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Food Restaurant

An intimate restaurant in Strasbourg: Perles de Saveurs

Perles de Saveurs is a cozy cocoon of a restaurant, hidden away in a Renaissance courtyard. This charming, paved courtyard, shaded by a chestnut tree, is a calm haven from the bustling neighborhood of la Petite France. The restaurant is made up of 2 dining areas, the main one being an intimate and cozy space […]

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Our favorite discoveries in Edinburgh

Between the medieval castle perched atop a volcanic rock, the winding alleys of Old Town, the grid street plan in New Town, the wild nature around the peak of Arthur’s Seat, and the cool seaside borough of Leith, Edinburgh is where the centuries converge.  Ever since she discovered Edinburgh as a student, Stéphanie had dreamed of going […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: parc de la Citadelle

Parc de la Citadelle is very easy to reach on foot from the Étoile district. This parkland stretches over 12 hectares, on the vestiges of an old military fort designed by Vauban in 1681. The site was renovated and made into a park in 1964, and the remains of the old citadel (the scarp wall, […]

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25 things to do and see for free in Strasbourg

Exploring a new often starts with visiting its main sights and museums. If you’re traveling on a budget or with your family, the cost of different attractions can quickly add up. So how can you make the most out of your stay without spending a fortune? We’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list of 25 things to do and see in Strasbourg […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: Quai Rouget de Lisle

Quai Rouget de Lisle runs along the river Ill from place Brant (near Palais Universitaire) in the Neustadt quarter, to Strasbourg’s European quarter. The quay was named after Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, the army officer who wrote the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, in Strasbourg in 1792. Starting at place Brant, follow the quay towards the […]

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Top 10 views of la Petite France

La Petite France, Strasbourg’s historic old town, is surrounded by water. Because of the canals of the river Ill winding between the charming, half-timbered houses, this neighborhood reminds us of an Alsatian little Venice. Explore the narrow, cobblestoned streets, or wander the edge of the water. Stop for a moment to enjoy the view on the Ponts Couverts, or […]

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Visit a museum in Strasbourg: the Musée de l’Œuvre Notre Dame

One of the only museums in Europe entirely dedicated to medieval and Renaissance art. The Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame can be found on place du Château, practically at the foot of Strasbourg Cathedral. Not only is the museum devoted to the construction of the famous cathedral, it also covers seven centuries of art in Strasbourg […]

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Unusual Strasbourg: rue du Jeu-des-Enfants

For many years, rue du Jeu-des-Enfants was like a forgotten side street in the center of Strasbourg, despite its movie theater, shops, and restaurants. Most of the time, people would just pass through while driving from place Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux to place de l’Homme de fer. Thanks to a local initiative, it has been transformed into a […]

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An Alsatian restaurant in Strasbourg: Au Pont Corbeau 

Behind crown glass windows in the center of Strasbourg lies a family-owned winstub (a traditional Alsatian restaurant), where authenticity, conviviality and local traditions intermingle.   The atmosphere is welcoming and typical of the region: wooden paneling and chairs with a heart carved in the backrest, Alsatian illustrations on the walls (particularly by Tomi Ungerer and […]

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A cozy restaurant in Strasbourg: L’Éveil des Sens

L’Éveil des Sens (The Awakening of the Senses): the name itself is enough to pique one’s interest. This semi-gourmet restaurant is located in a small Alsatian house in the heart of Strasbourg’s old town, la Petite France. The chef offers a sophisticated cuisine that skillfully combines originality and tradition. Each delicately presented dish is wonderfully […]

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Our favorite discoveries in Stockholm 

Much like Oslo and other major cities in Northern Europe, Stockholm has an understated reputation. Even so, this capital is neither sleepy nor boring. The city’s pursuit of innovation and new technologies does not prevent it from being in touch with its heritage and age-old traditions. The cobbled streets and colorful houses in Stockholm’s old […]

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A Michelin-star restaurant in Alsace: La Merise

After a 30-minute drive from Strasbourg, we arrive in Laubach, a tiny village with a population of only 300. In the middle of the Alsatian countryside, this is where Cédric and Christelle Deckert have chosen to establish their gourmet restaurant (2 Michelin stars) – La Merise. Nestled in a peaceful and pastoral environment, this building […]

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A day trip from Strasbourg: Colmar

Explore Colmar, a day trip less than an hour away from Strasbourg. This beautiful town, whose heritage spans from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, is one of the most prized gems of Alsace. Colmar is easy to reach from Strasbourg, either by car or by train. More than 40 trains shuttle between the […]

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Strasbourg through the seasons: la Maison des Ponts Couverts

La Maison des Ponts Couverts is located on an islet off the Ponts Couverts, in the historic old neighborhood of la Petite France in Strasbourg. It is overlooked by two fortified 14th-century towers, vestiges of the medieval city walls. In the spring, the view of the house’s arbor covered in blossoming wisteria, with Strasbourg Cathedral in the background, […]

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A day trip from Strasbourg: hiking in Le Hohwald

Starting from the village of Le Hohwald, enjoy a nice hike through forests and hillside landscapes. This round-trip hike is about 9 km long, taking around 2,5 to 3 hours along marked and well-maintained trails.  Starting point: Le Hohwald. You will find several free, small parking lots around the village (by the post office, across from the Grand Hôtel, […]