Strasbourg, a city with a past and present

Strasbourg, a city with a past and present

In our journey through France, today we arrive in Strasbourg, a city with a past and present. This amazing center in the Alsace region, located close to the German border, is the meeting point of the French and Germanic cultures, an artistic blend of metropolitan-ism and tradition.

Strasbourg is particularly prominent in the European Union because it is the seat of a few of its institutions: the Council of Europe, the Eurocorps, the Council of Europe and the European Ombudsman.

But apart from the political importance, Strasbourg is also a notable place for its cultural diversity, featuring the Strasbourg Grand Mosque, the biggest Islamic place of worship in the entire France, along with great Christian cathedrals, among which the majestic 13th century Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

Strasbourg can be a warm and beautiful place, beyond the bureaucratic, imposing facade. The historic center of town, dubbed the “Grand Ile”, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Quartier des Tanneurs or “La Petite France”, part of the center, is a beautiful haven surrounded by the waters of the river and crossed by canals and narrow streets. If you’ve been to the fairytale town of Bruges in Belgium, you will find ample similarities.

This old part of town is the ideal place if you are looking to get away from the noise and stress of the metropolitan life. It will transport you to a land beyond time, from the lovely retro restaurant Maison des Tanneurs, through the roofed bridges called “Ponts Couverts”, all the way to the medieval towers that flank the bridges.

For a cultural day, a visit to the museum cannot be ignored, so you are invited to the Historical Museum, which traces back the town’s history through the centuries.

To travel through the contemporary city, you are invited to book a Paris airport transfer and enjoy the most quality drive!