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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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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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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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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 […]

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A French brasserie in Strasbourg: Les Haras

La Brasserie des Haras offers a modern cuisine, conceived by Marc Haeberlin, chef at two-star Michelin restaurant l’Auberge de l’Ill. After crossing the terrace paved with Rhine pebbles, which leads into the courtyard, you enter the characteristic decor of this meticulously renovated 18th-century stud farm. Steal a glance at the team of chefs moving around […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: parc du Heyritz

Parc du Heyritz is a haven of tranquility tucked between the Hôpital Civil de Strasbourg and the hustle and bustle of place de l’Étoile. As you approach the park, a weeping willow on the right-hand side seems to form a curtain through which you enter. A floating pontoon borders the bassin de l’Hôpital and runs […]

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A tea room in Strasbourg: Tonton Gâteau

You come into Tonton Gâteau as in a little garden. The wood details, rattan chairs, lanterns and hanging lights blend in perfectly with the plant-heavy decor. This “gourmet café” offers a menu for breakfast and lunch, as well as a Saturday brunch. Brunch consists of two drinks, a sweet course, a savory course, and a […]

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A neo-African café in Strasbourg: Hey Mama

Located in a former confectionery shop, Hey Mama is a café and restaurant offering a modern, African-inspired cuisine.  The interior is bright, natural and tropical. The food is fresh, colorful and copious, the presentation is neat, and the flavors are well-balanced. The brunch menu includes an array of interesting and original flavor combinations. The fresh […]

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Japanese bento in Strasbourg: Niko Niko

Niko Niko is a Japanese bistro with a European twist. The interior is minimalist, with rice paper lanterns as colorful accents. Menu-wise, Niko Niko specializes in bento boxes (traditional Japananese meal boxes). Choose between a vegetarian option, meat or fish, or a sushi or tapas style bento. They also offer takoyaki, gyoza, ramen, and poke […]

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A tea room in Strasbourg: Ôjourdhui

Ôjourdhui, a café and tearoom that has recently opened in Strasbourg, is the perfect place to treat yourself and relax for a while. They offer a wide selections of danishes, pastries, sweet and savory brunch menus (on Saturdays), freshly squeezed juices and house-made iced teas, hot beverages, savory toasts, sweet pies and tarts, brioches, macarons […]