A Photo Journey through Strasbourg, France
November 21, 2013 • Europe, France, Strasbourg, Travel
If you’ve never been to Strasbourg, France, you need to add this to your list. What a wonderfully small sized, charming, city it is! Although it’s just a few minutes across the border from Germany, you’ll know you’re in France immediately by the pastry display.We arrived with a group and had booked rooms at the historic Hotel Cour du Corbeau right in the historic center of the city on the river.The hotel rooms we stayed in were once horse stables…â€¦and I was tickled pick with my “room with a view” on the second floor.Old town in Strasbourg is simply beautiful – every corner you turn you see pretty restaurants like this one…â€¦or faux painted store fronts like this one…â€¦or the old timbered housed like this one. It’s a photographer’s dream, and I only wish it had been sunnier so I could have captured the colors a little more vividly for you.You don’t need to worry about a map walking around, as the huge spire from the cathedral guides you both during the night……as well as the day.It has a huge rose window in it – I think the largest in the world? – a classic feature in Gothic churches built during this era.Perhaps the prettiest part of Strasbourg is the Petite France quarter, the oldest in the city, which just oozes with charm and beauty.There are plenty of shops selling cheese, the special gingerbread they make here, as well as all sorts of sweets.It’s set along the river, and from every bridge you seem to capture one photo more spectacular than the next!If you visit, spend some time winding through the neighborhood to see the flowers, the views……and the historic old timbered houses.I fell in love with Strasbourg and am already planning a return visit!