Hello guys! How are you?! It’s been such a long time! I’m gonna start by apologizing to you cause you haven’t got your January article. So sorry about that but no worries HERE I AM NOW! Did you spend a nice month? I certainly hope so! For my part, it was…cold, cold and…yeah, freezing COLD. No, i’m not complaining…not at all.
Anyway, let’s get back on track and here’s to a new article! This time, you’ll be traveling with me to lovely Strasbourg (France) where I’m currently living. It’s one my favorite city (yeah I know I’m kinda biased!). You have no idea where that is ? Don’t you worry, I’ll be your devoted guide. Don’t be shy, follow me!
NYX IS TRAVELING ✈️
Located right next to Germany, Strasbourg is the capital and the largest city of the Grand Est region of France. I’m ashamed to say that many people still think Strasbourg is in Germany or that we all speak German fluently. Answer : NO, we don’t. You got your bag? Your camera? All set? Let’s go!
The first stop is without any doubt the cathedral. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg is the sixth-tallest church in the world with its 142 metres (466 feet). If it’s impressive from the ground, you absolutely need to climb up those 332 steps (!!) because damn that view is pretty, don’t you think? Little tip : the entrance is free every first sunday is the month.
You’ll be tired after all those stairs but I bet you’ll have spot that major gothic church. Let me introduce you to St. Paul Church. I mean, look at that design! It feels like we jumped right into a fairy tale or something.
Strasbourg’s historic city centre, the Grande Île (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city centre. The cutest disctrict is definitely the Petite France. With its timber-framed houses, you’ll enjoy just walking alongside the Ill and taking pictures.
To end your lovely visit, I advise you to take a boat trip on the Ill, western tributary of the Rhine. A great way to put your sore feet to rest and enjoy all those monuments you still haven’t had a chance to see like the European institutions (European Parliament, Consil of Europe…) and a breathtaking panorama from the Barrage Vauban with the medieval bridge Ponts Couverts in the foreground and the cathedral in the distance. No picture here, you will just have to see it for yourself!