Carols on Strasbourg’s streets; Rajesh Krishan; The Tribune

France – Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt

A breathtaking cathedral, historical landmarks of Petite France quarter, the oldest Christmas market and lots more… the French city will make you fall in love with it.

It is Christmas time in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region of France, and in the old town area, a Unesco World Heritage site, the lights lining the medieval streets are giving the city a cozy feel.

“It was founded exactly 1,000 years ago,” says Marila Boutineau, our walking tour guide, as we stand at the Cathedral Square in front of the 466 feet high Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral, marvelling at the intricacy of the carvings on its façade.

The interior of the cathedral is breathtaking, with its historic stained-glass windows, sky-high ceiling and attractions such as the Pillar of Angels and Astronomical Clock.

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