For those people who have the same feelings about France like me, I found a place where you can start experiencing France, Strasbourg!
I avoided travelling to France basically of certain stereotypes like French arrogance and not willing to adopt or speak another language. I even know people who are scared to travel to France. An old friend who lived in Paris once told me that Paris is wonderful but without the Parisians… Wauw!
For those people who have the same feelings about France like me, I found a place where you can start experiencing France, Strasbourg! For sure you will not regret it. Pleasant walks, medieval architecture, combination of German and French, great atmosphere. Let me give you an impression here.
Strasbourg is an ancient city with medieval architecture. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame is stunning !
With a combinations of German and French influences it is not awfully French. You have a little bit of timber framed architecture here and a little bit of the French charm around little Paris there – Petit Paris = UNESCO world Hertiage site.
From little Paris you can walk along the river banks to medieval bridge Ponts Couverts. It has an interesting history. Both locals and tourists like to relax here.
Strasbourg seperates France and Germany so the cuisine has influences from both.
Have Tarte à l’oignon as a starter or beer and Pretzels. Tarte à l’oignon is a savory pie that is very tasty.
A Strasbourg Pass of €18.60 is a true bargain
What I really liked about Strasbourg are the pleasant walks, historical attractions and ways to go out of the hustle and bustle. If you like to discover Strasbourg yourself I highly recommend you to buy a Strasbourg Pass atthe Tourist information centre. This booklet of €18.60 consist of a boat trip, bicycle, free museum entrance and much more. A greater bargain I haven’t experienced in any other European city.
Strasbourg was an easy going experience and I have to say it has become one of my favourite spots. So now I have tried a piece of France..What shall I do next?
If you like the German charm and Fachwerk houses check my post about Esslingen am Neckar.