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EVENT: Strasbourg Cathedral is celebrating the millennium of its foundation. On this occasion many festivities will take place over the coming months. Find the complete schedule of events, practical information as well as many treasures on the site of the Millennium foundations of the Cathedral of Strasbourg


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About Strasbourg

Trippiers Place Strasbourg

Strasbourg, capital of Alsace and home to the European Parliament, is also one of France and Europe's most beautiful cities! Every year and all year round, its rich heritage attracts thousands of tourists who leave with many wonderful memories.


Strasbourg's city centre is a real architectural treasure, frozen between folklore and modernity. From medieval style to modern buildings, via the 19th century and everything in between, Strasbourg blends all kinds of structures that live harmoniously alongside one another.


As a European capital, diversity is a key part of this tourist, university and border city.


Unmissable sights


As is the case with many of Europe's cities, Strasbourg's historical heritage is world-renowned: the Grande Ile is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The curious among you will be keen to stroll or to take a bike ride through Strasbourg's distinct neighbourhoods, each of which has its own identity and is intimately linked to its history and its inhabitants. Encircled by the arms of the Ill river, the city centre is home to the main sites and monuments for which the city is famous: the Cathedral, the Kammerzell House, Petite France, the covered bridges....


The first of these unmissable sights is the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a magnificent Gothic-style building built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The famous astronomical clock, dating from 1842, can also be found within its walls. The famous Kammerzell House, one of the city's most beautiful buildings after the Cathedral, is located nearby.


The Palais Rohan, the former residence of the Rohan cardinals, is just a stone's throw from here. It is now home to three of Strasbourg's nine major museums; why not visit the Musée Alsacien, where you can immerse yourself in traditional Alsace of yesteryear?

Strasbourg Cathedral

Petite France in Strasbourg

You will also have the chance to discover the incredibly well-known Petite France, a picturesque part of Old Strasbourg. This area is like an Alsatian version of Venice with its beautiful half-timbered houses along the water, its weeping willows, swans and narrow alleyways.


Finally, if it's relaxation you're after, board one of the many boats that will take you to some of Strasbourg's most beautiful spots, past the Eglise Saint-Paul and the European Parliament, gliding along the tranquil canals in a natural setting.



Chrismas Market

Marché de Noël à Strasbourg

From the end of November a visit to Alsace is like a visit to a fairytale land!


Since 1570, Strasbourg has been making dreams come true with its famous Christkindelsmärik, the oldest Christmas market in Europe. Dozens of little chalets spread over 12 different sites are waiting to introduce you to the region's typical products, and to give you a taste of some delicious mulled wine.


Strasbourg adorns itself with illuminations every year. The streets, houses and churches all sparkle with thousands of lights. Decorated right in the heart of Place Kléber, the large Christmas tree will delight visitors of all ages.


Strasbourg, capital of Christmas, dresses in its very best finery to celebrate Christmas. Come into this wonderful world enhanced by the magic of Christmas.

Want to find out more? Visit one of the special websites that provide a wealth of information about Christmas in Strasbourg : or



 Food and drink


Discover the richness of Alsace's cuisine by sampling regional specialities in the friendly atmosphere of one of the city's Winstubs.


Strasbourg also offers a wide range of more classical restaurants and plenty of places where you can enjoy food from all over the world. There's something to suit all tastes!

Alsatian winstub




Strasbourg has two shopping centres, not to mention plenty of other boutiques. There are more than enough for a shopping spree!


Department stores are located primarily in the city centre. You'll find all the luxury boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès, Cartier and other well-known brands along Rue de la Mésange. Another department store found all over France, Printemps, is located at the end of the street, then, just across Place Kléber, you'll find the famous Galeries Lafayette.



Strasbourg's nightlife

A whole new world opens its doors as night falls. The bars and nightclubs of the city centre gradually fill up; alongside the canals of Petite France, the party continues by the water in the many nightclub-barges. The Krutenau area is particularly popular with the city's student population.


Need to get away ? Fancy a weekend getaway or an authentic stay ?

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Business Tourism and MICE


Strasbourg offers an extensive infrastructure catering to your every need and making your event a resounding success: Convention Centre, Exhibition halls, Zenith, hotels for residential seminars, venues with character, Gala and show venues

(the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Aubette 1928, the Palais Rohan…), incoming travel agencies – DMCs, PCOs, event agencies, restaurants, caterers, wine cellars, services (translation, hostesses, taxis…), accommodation with hotels and

residential hotels offering 8 500 rooms ranging from the luxurious to the moderately priced. Also, think of the Strasbourg Convention Bureau!




For more information, visit the websites of the Strasbourg Tourist Office the Regional Tourism Committee and the Strasbourg Convention Bureau.






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