Looking for your destination for next weekend? Do not hesitate to opt for Strasbourg, a city of history which at least once offers many riches worth admiring. Follow the guide, we’ve built a small collection of important things that will amaze your eyes during the entire stay.
Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg
This building, boldly enthroned in the heart of the Big Island, will be visible even in the Vosges and Black Forest. Constructed between the 11th and 15th centuries and in Gothic style, the cathedral offers nine classified works to your gaze, among its remarkable points of interest.
You’ll come across this magnificent building next to the cathedral, which houses three museums. Our subjects are respectively fine arts, decorative arts, and archaeology. The architecture of the place, as well as the various apartments and lounges offered for the visit, is worth the detour in itself.
The Vauban Dam
On the canals and overcast bridges, from the Vauban dam also called Grande Ecluse, a breathtaking view awaits you. Built in the late 17th century, it allowed the entire southern front of the town to flood. You’ll enjoy a panoramic terrace up at the top.
The Cave des Hospices Civiles de Strasbourg
Lovers of fine wines, the location will meet your palate’s needs. They keep it in a barrel-the world’s oldest white wine!
The Alsatian Museum
You await a true return to the region’s history and its traditions. Set in a beautiful typical building, thanks to a number of typical objects, it traces life in the 18th and 19th century countryside of Alsace.
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Organized around a large thematically distributed nave, the MAMCS covers more than 5,000 m2. You can take a break between two cultural wonders at its restaurant.
Navigating the canals
The canals surrounding and crossing Strasbourg can offer you interesting viewpoints to understand the town’s structure and hence its history. Riverboat tours are offered. Let the present get you carried!
The Neustadt district was built while the town was German and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you take it for a neighborhood like any other at first glance, then take an interest in architectural details. In particular the Place de la République will show you the value of the ride.
Let’s continue with the city’s second Unesco-classified wonder: the Little France district! It is crossed by several canals from the covered bridges that delimit it to the west. There are a number of restaurants where you can admire half-timbered houses and feast.
The Big Island
It would have been inappropriate not to mention the third richness of Strasbourg to be listed by UNESCO. The Big Island is the heart of the city center and on several of its streets boasts impressive architectural features.
The list is far from exhaustive: Strasbourg is a town where boredom is hard to find! The local landscape also boasts several rivers and lakes, as well as an perfect environment for biking. Add that an end of year stay will enable you to visit its famous Christmas market. You just need to book a weekend!