France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Strasbourg, France Guide
You'll ask yourself "Am I still in France?" when you arrive in Strasbourg, the charming small city that looks like a medieval German fairytale town, but acts like France.




Strasbourg, 500 km (311 miles) east of Paris on the border with Germany (map), is as different from other French cities as can be.

Strasbourg's fascinating but complicated history, going back and forth between German and French governments, has given us a treasure: a 2000-year-old city fought over by the great kings and emperors of Europe, finally becoming the seat of the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and numerous other pan-European institutions.

Paddling on the river in Strasbourg, Alsace, France
Medieval Strasbourg is framed by two rivers...

Come to wander its wonderful medieval streets of proud half-timbered houses from the 14th, 15th and 16h centuries, its simply stupendous cathedral, its great palaces, museums, pretty squares and plazas, and its harmonious blend of French and German art, architecture, culture and cuisine.

Historic Strasbourg, the medieval city, is actually an island surrounded by the Ill and Rhine rivers. Numerous bridges connect the historic center with newer parts of the city, and river cruise boats glide along the canals of the Petite France district, circumnvigating the island many times daily. More...

Kammerzell at night, Strasbourg, Alsace, France
The Maison Kammerzell at night...

Hotels in Strasbourg

Strasbourg Restaurants

What to See & Do

Transport for Strasbourg

Tourist Information


Alsace Wine Route




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Cathédrale de Strasbourg, France

La Cathédrale de Strasbourg, for nearly two centuries, the tallest building in the world.

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