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Top things to do in Strasbourg France

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Stasbourg is the largest city in the Alsace Region, but if you stay in the Grand Ille area, you still get a quaint, small town feel.

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If you want quaint and historic in Strasbourg, this is the place.

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Stroll the streets of Grand Ile

Top things to do in Strasbourg France

If you like old architecture, and I do, you could wander for hours and not get bored. Don’t worry about getting lost; it’s an island.

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral

This gothic masterpiece was started in the year 1015 and construction finished in 1439. Just looking at everything on the front facade keeps you engaged for a while.

Then you enter and the wonders continue. Stained glass windows surround you on three sides, including a giant rose window.

Don’t miss the Astronomical Clock.

Free to enter

€5 to climb the 322 steps to the tower

Place du Marché-aux-Cochons-de-Lait (Market Place of the Suckling Pig)

Place du Marché-aux-Cochons-de-Lait

From Place Cathedral head down picturesque rue de Maroquin, one of my favorite streets, to the Suckling Pig Market place, a quaint square surrounded by half-timbered houses with a view of the cathedral spire.

Explore the other town squares

Place Kleber
Place Kleber
  • Place Kleber
  • Place Gutenberg
  • Place du Marche Gayot
  • Place du Chateau
  • Place Broglie
  • Place St. Thomas

Maison Kammerzell

Maison Kammerzell

With its bottleneck windows, this 15th century Renaissance building in Place Cathedral is the most unique building in town.

Cour du Corbeau (Crow Court)

Top Things to do in Strasbourg

A great example of 17th century Renaissance architecture.

Cross the pont du Corbeau and veer diagonally to the left. Look for an unassuming passage at 1 Quai des Bateliers.

Visit the Quartier des Tonneliers (Cooper’s Quarter)

The barrel makers have a nice district for wandering. Don’t miss the giant cask.

Take a boat cruise

Strasbourg boat cruiseYes, its touristy but it a good way to see the city.

Get tickets next to the tourist office in Place Cathedral.

Price: €13.00

I admit that we did not do this because it looked like a floating greenhouse and I didn’t want to cook.

Eat

For a memorable setting eat at a cafe in Place Benjamin Zix in Le Petite France.

Place Benjamin Zix in Le Petite France
Place Benjamin Zix in Le Petite France

If you are coming from Paris CDG Airport, and have to spend the night near there:

Top things to do in Roissy France

While you are in the Alsace region, you should also consider going to

Colmar

Eguisheim

Ribeauville

Riquewihr

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