Close to the border with Germany, seat of the European Parliament, capital of Christmas, Alsace and the Far East, Strasbourg boasts a culture and architecture that combines Latin and Germanic influences. Emblematic of the city, the sumptuous Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, with a decoration carved like a lace structure, offers daily entertainment around its astronomical clock. Climbing halfway up its 140 m high bell tower, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Rhine and one of the most beautiful European cities. Strasbourg, 2,000 years of history, has seen its entire city centre classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. People come here to discover its history and heritage, and to enjoy its art of living and gastronomy. Nurtured by age-old traditions, Strasbourg cuisine is constantly being renewed under the influence of inspired and audacious chefs. Meanwhile, the popular and traditional winstubs, friendly taverns that serve as generous sauerkraut, baeckeoffes and flambé pies sprinkled with draught beer. From Strasbourg, you can also visit the Alsatian vineyards, the mountains and lakes, charming towns and villages on either side of the Rhine, enjoying a wide variety of landscapes.

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When to go to Strasbourg?

It is around the end of the year celebrations that Strasbourg adorns itself with its most beautiful attire! Christmas markets and illuminations make the city quite magical. And if it's too cold, a mulled wine in the street will warm you up. Autumn, which sees the vineyard shimmering and the winegrowers offering entertainment and another seductive season. But all year round, Strasbourg will be able to hold you back with its beauty, its gastronomy, its shops and its entertainment. The tourist offer is spread over four seasons. But at Christmas, book your accommodation in advance.

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  • Activities & visits

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