Quartier Européen - Orangerie
0.9 miles from downtown
Strikingly modern. This area exudes the cool air of diplomacy, its litter-free streets lined with geometric glass façades. As the centre of European Parliament, it’s not uncommon to see diplomats lunching between sessions in Orangerie Park. The park’s mini zoo and mini farm mean the diplomatic quarter is not strictly for grown-ups.
Places to stay from $41 a night
City-Centre - Petite France
Fancy seeing all of France in one day? See the Alsatian half-timbered houses and quaint bridges in an area known as “La Petite France”. Admire the Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral at its centre, then branch out and explore the side streets. In late November, Place Broglie transforms into the annual Christmas Market, laden with wintery treats.
Places to stay from $45 a night
Strasbourg Train Station
0.4 miles from downtown
This area may be small, but it packs a mighty wallop! Fly through the Strasbourg Museum of Modern Art on Place Hans Jean Arp for your fill of Euro-art. Afterwards, learn about the art of spending at Les Halles, a mega-mall filled with high-street brands. The music never stops at “La Laiterie”, Strasbourg’s best fancy-pants night-spot.
Places to stay from $53 a night
2.2 miles from downtown
A touch of nature. Old houses blend with bureaucratic buildings, set to a backdrop of verdant greenery. Discover the Parc de Pourtalès enclosed by Robertsau Forest by foot or bike. Check out the 19th century Chateau de Pourtalès, the architectural splendour of the European Human Rights Court, or take a canalside walk.
Places to stay from $80 a night
Strasbourg is the capital of France's Alsace region, and its proximity to Germany creates a unique blend of cultures. Its UNESCO-listed center, the Grande Île, features incredible medieval architecture, but the old town's centerpiece is the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame, with its stone gargoyles, astronomical clock, and stained-glass windows. The center is famously pedestrian-friendly, perfect to explore either on foot or bike. When night falls over the lantern-lit alleys, all lined with timber-framed houses, the city takes on a fairytale air.
Learn all about Strasbourg's rich history with a visit to the Palais Rohan – an 18th-century palace now home to three museums: the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts), Musée Archéologique (Archaeological Museum), and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts). Don't miss the nearby Historical Museum, featuring exhibits on the city's early medieval days up until the founding of the European Union.
Strasbourg's magical atmosphere reaches its peak from November through December when the winter markets appear. They've been held in the city for four centuries and sell Alsatian Christmas decorations, artisinal crafts, and local specialities like "Kougelhopf" (a sweet bread filled with raisins) and Muenster cheese.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.06|
|Average weekend price||$111 per night|
|Average weekday price||$112 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Strasbourg is a very wholesome, cozy town. It was sunny and warm while I visited which made the stay all the more magical. The river is facilitated with plenty of cocktail barges and pontoons so you can sit and enjoy the views. People are friendly and there is overall a welcoming vibe to Strasbourg.
We did the 8 Euro Train tour around Petite France portion of the city. It wasn't super in-depth but was good for the price. We also toured the Cathedral. If you want to tour the churches dont plan your visit on a Sunday morning.
Strasbourg is a young and dynamic city. With one of the biggest university in France, it's home to about 50,000 student from all over Europe. There is dozens of bar and restaurant but as well a lot of historic places to discover.
I heard from friends and family that Strasbourg was a magical place to visit, but it exceeded my expectations! It's hard to capture how beautiful and charming this little town is. I'm so glad I visited! Be sure to visit the old part of town and give your self some time to get lost in the pathways along the riverfront and the side streets.
The Petite France was absolutely breathtaking. There are so many beautiful restaurants across the river where you can sit and enjoy the view with cheese and wine , but I would also recommend buying wine and snacks and having a picnic with the locals at the nearby park or along the river. The cathedrals and art museums were also worth visiting. Most people speak german and english and that makes it easy to communicate. Overall, I absolutely fell in love with this part of Strasbourg! Ps. It’s overwhelming the amount of tourists visiting especially this area of Strasbourg during the Ester holidays. But every square had a different easter market and it was so much fun! On a side note: i was unpleasantly surprised by the amount of homeless people
Maison Lorho is wonderful for cheese. And the market on Place Broglie (especially La caravane des croustillants) is great (I was there on Wednesday, not sure if it's there on other days too). Franchi for icecream and good coffee.
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