At the heart of the Alsace region
Strasbourg is the capital of the Grand Est region in the North-East of France. The city of Strasbourg is also the official seat of the European Parliament. The city boasts culture and architecture with German and French influences. The Gothic cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg is a daily attraction with its astronomical clock and panoramic views of the Rhine from its top terrace.
Historical city center
Its historic heart, bordered by the picturesque Petite France quarter, its thousand-year-old Gothic cathedral, its numerous winstubs where you can enjoy delicious food, its multiple and varied cultural offer, make Strasbourg a first-choice destination in Alsace. Since 1988, its city center is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Alsace is a cultural and historical region sharing a border with Germany and Switzerland. It is a region known for its authenticity and famous for its wines, with a wide variety of breathtaking sceneries. People from the world over come to discover the Wine route, especially during spring.
At the heart of Europe
Geographically and politically speaking, Strasbourg is considered the “Capital of Europe”. The city is home to many European institutions, the main ones being the European Parliament and the Council of Europe located in the heart of the Orangerie quarter.
French gastronomy is considered to be one of the most refined in the world, with many Michelin-starred restaurants. Today’s Alsatian gastronomy, strongly influenced by local culinary traditions, is rich in specificities. Alsace is famous for its lavish and tasty food culture, and local dishes are true delicacies for food lovers.
Shopping and cultural life
Strasbourg offers a rich cultural life which is easily accessible to both its inhabitants and tourists. The city has renowned national institutions, such as the National Theater or the Rhine National Opera, as well as many museums and theaters. Luxury is also becoming increasingly important in the city center.
Winter magical atmosphere
The Alsace region is a must-see in winter, and especially Strasbourg, which has been known as the Christmas capital since the first Christmas market in 1570. People from the world over come every year in winter to contemplate the city with its fairytale and traditional settings, its famous Christmas “Grand Sapin”, and its typical “Christkindelsmärik”.