During our amazing “Route des vins” journey in Alsace, we ended our trip visiting its capital city: Strasbourg.
This town is a perfect mix of new and old, tradition and modernity: there’s so much to see during your stay!
As usual, our first tip is: get lost! Walk, walk and walk again…every corner is stunning! Did you know that an entire neighborhood in Strasbourg is a Unesco world heritage site? It’s the “Petite France“, a tiny town inside the town, a place where you get the atmosphere of the whole Alsace in one walk!
But there are many other things to see! We personally enjoyed:
- Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral: situated in the heart of the city (Place de la Cathédrale)…beautiful!
- La Petite France neighborhood: as said before, really nice to walk in!
- Orangerie park: it took us 30 minutes on foot to arrive…but so worth it! You absolutely must visit this park!
- Barrage Vauban: beautiful bridge and defensive work from the 17th century.
- Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune protestant church: very characteristic church in rue de la Nuée Bleue…don’t miss it!
Now , let’s get to the yummiest part! Alsatian cuisine is something to taste…and we ate as much as we could! What we tried in Strasbourg:
Flam’s: perfect for a quick lunch. They serve you a good tarte flambée ( flammekueche in Alsatian, a typical dish made of thin bread pizza dough, topped with cheese, bacon and onion, but they put any type of delicacies on top of it!) and they have an all-you-can-eat lunch menu.
Piccolo Piano: a bar à carpaccio (carpaccio is thinly sliced raw food, typically meat, but also fish), really worth the stop.
Piano Grill: a very good stop for a very good meal!
Les Garçons Parisiens: a snack along the way? This place serves good sandwiches, sticks, pains gourmands and much more!
Piano 2: we had two amazing burgers here…don’t miss this place (remember to reserve…it’s always packed)!
Planet Sushi: a little bit of ethnic food for a night we stayed in our apartment! Good!
We’ll write about the Orangerie park in another post, but we want to give you an idea of the park (it’s really big, you can spend a day there, there’s a lake, a small zoo, restaurants…just go and you’ll thank us!) and the walk to it (big, beautiful boulevards, plus you’ll pass by the European Parliament) with a few photos:
ps: we found a message (on a tree!) of a treasure hunt in town…isn’t it simply lovely? Please, promise you’ll visit this city!