There are many Christmas Markets in Europe once the season comes around, and these are some of the very very best!!
Catherine shares how to explore the Alsace Wine Route by car including the best cities and villages to visit along the way and the best accommodations on the Alsace Wine Route in Grand Est, France.
Source: Strasbourg cruise port guide
First-time visitors to Strasbourg will feel as if they are looking at a movie backdrop. The reflections of half-timbered houses with sloping roofs, reminiscent of those seen in fairytales, recur in the many waterways surrounding and running through the city…
Spending just one day in Strasbourg is sure to be a tease. You’ll be charmed and impressed by the stunning city that embraces visitors.
Keen to experience the charms of Alsace during your next holiday? Here is a selection of the best places to stay in Strasbourg!
The Strasbourg Cathedral in pictures. A true Gothic masterpiece.
Where to Start? The Strasbourg Cathedral basics.
We visited Strasbourg, France, for three days in November 2014. The entire center of the city is designated a Unesco World Heritage site. We did a lot of looking around the town, but I was drawn back to the spectacular cathedral for at least two hours on all three days of our visit. Even at that, I don’t feel like I saw it all. I certainly didn’t photograph it all. And that brings me back to the original question: Where to start?
The front door, perhaps?
When you look at a cathedral like this, with all its icons, you have to keep in mind that, in the 14th Century most people couldn’t read.
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.
World famous wines, charming villages, natural wonders, unique gastronomy: The “Grand Est” region has the very best to offer, all within a beautiful setting.
The Grand Est region, a unification of the former regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine in the eastern part of France, offers an astounding wealth and diversity of tourist attractions. The region is filled with beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers and other natural wonders. Consider a visit to the Forest of Argonne, the Vosges Massif, Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park or the Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges. These spaces are ideal for nature walks, horseback riding, mountain-biking and other outdoor activities.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, do you look for someplace warm with a gorgeous beach? Or maybe your idea of romance is a gorgeous villa in Venice? I’ve asked some travel blogger friends to share some romantic getaways to inspire you to think big and live those dreams like some of these experiences below. Some of these romantic getaways may not sound like your ideal getaways like some of the more obvious choices, but take a look at what the writers have to say about visiting these wonderful destinations below and you might just consider visiting many of these amazing destinations for a romantic getaway.
Are you ready for a romantic getaway around the world?