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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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A walk in the forest and along the Rhine: La Wantzenau

Set off on a nature walk in La Wantzenau, through the forest and along the Rhine, only a fifteen-minute drive from de Strasbourg. Starting point: La Wantzenau, 12 km from Strasbourg  There are several parking options in La Wantzenau: by the river Ill (quai des Bateliers, by the bridge across the Ill) and faubourg du Capitaine d’Alençon (on the […]

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When is the best time to visit Strasbourg?

Are you planning a trip to Strasbourg, but you’re not sure which time of year would best suit your interests, needs and preferences? We’ve prepared a seasonal guide to Strasbourg for you, with pros (+) and cons (-) for each season. The parliamentary sessions of the different European institutions will directly affect hotel prices and availabilities. You […]

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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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How to get to Strasbourg

Thanks to its location in the heart of western Europe, Strasbourg is less than 2 hours by train from Paris, Basel (Switzerland), Stuttgart and Frankfurt (Germany), or Luxembourg. That’s about as long as it would take you to watch a good movie or read a few chapters of the book that’s been lying on your […]

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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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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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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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Where to stay in Strasbourg: Hotel LÉONOR

A few years ago, we noticed a very small tree had grown on the façade of the former police station, located at number 11, rue de la Nuée Bleue in Strasbourg. The building, which stood unoccupied from 2010 to 2017, has since been completely transformed after four years of renovations. The little tree has disappeared, […]

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A glimpse of Strasbourg #3: Cathedral

Strasbourg’s Notre-Dame Cathedral is the main symbol of the city. It always pulls us in with its own kind of magnetism. Stopping by the Cathedral square and place du Château is always a part of the ritual for our walks around town, as if we had a subconscious need to visit a dear old friend. We often […]

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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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Visit a museum in Strasbourg: the Historical Museum

An educational journey through the history of Strasbourg. Located in the middle of Strasbourg’s old town, only a stone’s throw from the Cathedral and the Palais Rohan, the Historical Museum tells visitors the history of Strasbourg – from the Middle Ages to the end of WWII and the founding of the European institutions.  The building […]

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A sophisticated brunch in Strasbourg: Hotel Maison Rouge

Located between la Petite France and the Cathedral and a mere stone’s throw from place Kléber, the Hotel Maison Rouge is one of Strasbourg’s most iconic hotels. It recently reopened, looking like new after three years of renovations. This 5-star establishment with 131 rooms offers a brunch menu to hotel clients and outside guests alike, every Sunday […]