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Its setting in eastern France on the border of Germany, sitting on the banks of the Rhine, the world’s most-travelled river, makes Strasbourg a nucleus of communication, historically from its medieval past, to today, with its status as the capital of the Alsace region. The city is a cosmopolitan centre for university students and curious tourists; and full of fantastic hidden corners, with a spectacular Gothic cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, as well as Europe’s oldest Christmas market and the picturesque Petite France quarter with its canals and typical taverns. Its historic feel contrasts beautifully with its modern districts that show the city’s contemporary side, making Strasbourg a unique destination that has something to please everybody.
Main City Paris
Surface 222 km²
Strasbourg’s links to chocolate are impressive. Did you know that the city is home to a chocolate museum? It’s a feast for the eyes (and your fingers!).
Strasbourg’s busy student population makes the city a great place to go out and party, with a good variety of entertainments and nightlife. The historic centre and the Krutenau district have everything you could wish for if you’re in the party mood: winstubs for a first drink, clubs to dance until dawn, themed bars, and live music. But in Strasbourg the best parties are to be found down by the water, so head down to the quay and discover the boat bars that are moored along the banks of the river. Floating parties are the latest thing in the city and you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable night!
Alsatian foie gras and Jams are the dishes which always go hand in hand with special occasions in Alsace. It’s another good reason to make the most out of a trip to the Strasbourg region and discover the recipes and secrets of small-scale producers. And the jams are to be found in Alsace and at Strasbourg, at the Christmas market!