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Lovers of good food, monuments and entertainment be warned: you are very probably going to fall in love! Strasbourg is definitely well worth a visit, to discover its history, its cuisine and its unique atmosphere.

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Cathédrale vue du ciel

Strasbourg relies on a worldwide renowned historical heritage. Thanks to the richness and sheer density of its heritage sites, its entire historic town centre, surrounded by two arms of the River Ill ‒ and so-called Big Island ‒ has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 1988.

The historic Big Island of Strasbourg gathers the main places and monuments which make Strasbourg famous, among others : its monumental cathedral, the Kammerzell House, the Petite France quarter, the Palais Rohan or the Covered Bridges...

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Petite France

Strasbourg, capital of both Europe and Alsace region, welcomes the seat of several major European institutions such as the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.

Within a fairly small area – the most curious among you will set your heart to pace on foot or by bicycle –, the historic centre contains a remarkable monumental ensemble and exemplifies medieval cities with tight network of streets as well as reflects the evolution of Strasbourg from the 15th to the 18th centuries.

Enjoy a boat trip around the Big Island, an other way to discover the must-see attractions of Strasbourg, in particular the famous Petite France, the Covered Bridges...
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Discover a monumental single-tower cathedral featuring carvings as delicate as any piece of lacework, showing astronomical clock, rose window, etc.
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A few tourist comments...

Gastronomie alsacienne Sophie Balland OTSR
Eat in an authentic Alsacian Winstub, the ancestor of wine bars or inns, contemporary to the construction of the Cathedral... Enjoy the warm Alsacian welcome!

Further information

Tourist office of Strasbourg city

Tourism in Alsace

Climb up the 332 steps of the spiral staircase to the cathedral platform and discover a breathtaking panoramic view, overlooking the rooftops and stretching out as far as the Vosges moutains and the Black Forest mountains in Germany.
Enjoy strolling the Petite France quarter, the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg, where the streets have been built level with the waterways.
Petite France ©Philippe de Rexel