Strasbourg, follow the guide

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!

Strasbourg Cathedral
Strasbourg Cathedral

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.

Climbing up to the cathedral's platform
Climbing up to the cathedral’s platform

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.

St. Paul's Church of Strasbourg
St. Paul’s Church of Strasbourg
The Ill
The Ill

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.

Half-timbering houses
Half-timbering houses

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!

📝 WHAT’S NOT TO MISS?
  • PARKS : The Two Shores Garden. Symbolizing the friendship between France and Germany, this park is great for a nice picnic. The park of the Orangerie is also a perfect place to relax with flowers everywhere and a lake for boating.
  • FOOD : Let’s talk about food! The Pied du Mammouth Burger (In English, The Mammoth’s Foot. Pretty fun name, isn’t it?!) If you’re fond of burgers, you should make a stop here. Made with fresh ingredients, those burgers will make your tummy SO happy. For the sweet tooths out there, devour pretty rose-shaped ice creams at Amorino or drink yummy, organic and handmade hot chocolates at Gagao.
  • XMASIf you don’t fear the crowd, you should come by during Xmas. The city is magical with décorations and lights everywhere, little xmas houses full of typical food and crafts and that gigantic tree you can’t miss in Place Kléber.

 

The Two Shores Garden "Le Pied du Mammouth Burger" 

Already been to Strasbourg? Did you enjoy it? If not, do you want to go now that you’ve read my article? What’s your favorite city in France?

Let’s chat in comments 💬

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29 thoughts on “Strasbourg, follow the guide

    1. There is no silly question 😉 It really depends. The South is more sunny with really windy places. It rains a lot in the North, the weather is actually a lot like in the UK. In Strasbourg, it gets really cold during Winter with snow and everything (-10° C just a few weeks ago) and really hot during Summer, sometimes more than 35° C!

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