Strasbourg is a northeastern city of France is just on the German border. It is the formal seat of Parliament. History meets culture in this town. Here are five must-visit places that I visited in Strasbourg.
- Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
It is a massive cathedral made in the gothic style of architecture. It was constructed back in the 13th century with red sandstone from the Vosges Mountains. It has an astronomical clock and gorgeous stained glass windows. It is around 143 meters in height. There are many restaurants around the cathedral. It was jammed with flocks of tourists.
- Parc De L’Orangerie
It is the oldest park of Strasbourg stretched across 26 hectares. The park has waterfalls, walking paths, farm, and zoo. There is no admission fee for the zoo. There are many storks nesting on trees and roofs symbolic of Alsace.
- La Petite France
It is a beautiful and historic neighborhood comprising 16th-century buildings, canals, bridges, restaurants for fine dining, cobblestone roads for riverfront walks. It is a little town of its own. There are a couple of tanneries also. The houses and cafes are half-timbered and having a medieval built. Do try rose champagne at Mon Oncle Maker. The flowering bridges across the canals make it picturesque. It takes you gently away from the crowded streets around the Cathedral.
- Eglise Prostate Saint Le Jeune
It is a gothic church with impressive architecture. The frescoes, Silbermann Organ and wall paintings add to the beauty of this historic Cathedral. The whole decoration is amazing. A tip, do check timings well in advance, on Monday they open at 1 pm. You can’t afford to miss this religious architectural gem.
- Center Ville De Strasbourg
It is another amazing architectural jewel of Strasbourg situated in Grand Lle de Strasbourg. It has been part of UNESCO’s world heritage site.