STRASBOURG: A Bit of France & Germany
First things first. We arrive at the Basel/Mulhouse airport (via an Air Transat direct flight from Montreal to Basel/Mulhouse), get in the car and head north to Strasbourg. Everything is good….until, my hubby drops the GPS. The bitch now thinks we’re in the middle of a vineyard (not a bad idea, note to self: go to a vineyard tomorrow) and takes us way off of our route. I’m cursing the entire drive, since this is our first day of 19 days on a driving trip, and with no GPS. Not. Going. To. Be. Fun. I pull out the iPhone (thank God I got the international data plan) and she gets us to our hotel. Which was in the middle of a pedestrian zone. What an adventure that was (not!). So was parking a block away in one of the darkest parking garages and narrowest parking spots I’ve ever been in.
It sits on the border of France and Germany and I had to stop and wonder which country we were actually in. Almost all of the signs are in both French and German - kind of reminded me a bit of Montreal……on second thought, scratch that, Montreal signage is pretty much français seulement. Back to Strasbourg. The city has changed hands for centuries between France and Germany and the result is this beautiful city in the middle of the River Ill, where you can leisurely stroll the narrow, winding streets and admire the beautiful German and French architecture.
Our hotel in the Old Town: Hotel Rohan
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg
Cathédrale Notre-Dame "And Then There Was Light" show Cathédral Notre-Dame "And Then There Was Light" show
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg
Place Gutenberg Place Gutenberg
YOU'VE GOTTA SEE......
VIEILLE VILLE (OLD TOWN)
LA CAVE HISTORIQUE DES HOSPICES DE STRASBOURG
YOU'VE GOTTA EAT......
The food and wine here is a bit of a mish-mash. Your best bet for an authentic French/German cuisine experience is to go to a Winstub (literally wine lounge),
La Petite-France Plenty of terraces to choose from
All in all, a beautiful city. Strasbourg kicked off our trip on a positive note. Next post - Colmar!
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This pictures are really beautiful, I can feel the essence and culture of the culture. Make my to pack my bags and explore.
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