Strasbourg is an historic city situated on the east of France, close to the France-Germany border. Its 2000 years of history provide visitors to the city with a lot to see and do.


Strasbourg has its own fine medieval cathedral, and several museums. Museum lovers can choose from the Museum of Notre-Dame, the Palais Rohan (containing a fine art museum, a decorative arts museum and an archaeological museum), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and The Planetarium. La Petite France is also worth a look – this is the oldest part of the city, and is home to a range of attractive historic buildings, quaint shops and covered bridges.


The central point for mainstream shopping in Strasbourg is Place des Halles. This is where most of the high street and chain stores can be found. Being part of the Alsace region, Strasbourg produces fine wines, cheeses and pâtés, which can all be purchased from special shops in the city. The best roads for designer shopping are rue des Orfèvres and rue de la Mésange.

Nightlife and Eating Out

Restaurants and bars in Strasbourg serve a variety of local wines and produce. The fact that it is located so close to the border of Germany has had an impact on the type of food that is most common here. Sauerkraut, various sausages and cold meats are often combined with French cuisine that is typical of the region. As well as restaurants serving local dishes, there are a large number of Indian and Chinese restaurants to choose from. At night Strasbourg comes alive, with a choice of bars, clubs and theatres not to be sniffed at.

Tourist Information

Tourism Office of Strasbourg17, Place de la Cathédrale67082 Strasbourg cedexB.P. 70020 Tel. +33(0)388 522


Strasbourg International Airport is only 15 minutes drive to the west of the city and serves a number of European and domestic destinations.

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