Nestled in the Alsace region, Strasbourg boasts beautiful Medieval architecture, gorgeous canals, and an extraordinary melange of French and German cuisine!
Nestled in the Alsace region, Strasbourg boasts beautiful medieval architecture, gorgeous canals, and an extraordinary melange of French and German cuisine. Les Ponts Couverts (foreground), is a set of three bridges and four towers that make up a defensive work erected in the 13th century in Strasbourg's "Petite France" quarter. "Les Ponts Couverts" translates to "Covered Bridges" but the roofs were removed in 1784.
"La Cathédrale de Notre-Dame" (Our Lady of Strasbourg Cathedral) is a true historic monument. Dating back to the 13th century, the spire stands 466 feet tall making it the 6th tallest cathedral in the world. Interestingly, from 1647 - 1874 is was actually the world's tallest building, and today is widely considered among the finest examples of late Gothic architecture.
Dining in Strasbourg is a culinary delight. Given its Germanic influences, the food tends to be more German than French, but there a so many restaurants from which to choose, you'll be able to enjoy many excellent meals.
The many canals of the Petite France quarter are lined with picturesque Medieval buildings, and when the flowers are in bloom in the spring and summertime, one can easily think the've been magically transported to Venice, Italy.
Be sure to put Strasbourg on your list as it will make for an excellent 1-2 day stop on your next trip to France! Bonnes Vacances!