Strasbourg Sights and Landmarks Guide, France
France is not only one of the most beautiful countries of the world, it is also a romantic haven and is supposed to be the seat of culture and avant-garde movements in the field of literature, painting, art and music.
Strasbourg, a quaint charming city, is steeped in history. It is the capital of the ALSACE province in northeastern France and hosts a famous WTA tennis tournament, prior to the French Open. Some places of interest in Strasbourg include:-
The Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral
It inspired the classic novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo. The imposing cathedral is marked for its colossal spires, a remarkable clock used for astronomical calculations and an ornate façade on the western side.
Cour du Corbeau
An inconspicuous entrance leads to the picturesque inner courtyard that is surrounded by medieval wooden buildings with timber galleries in front. The infamous Pont du Corbeau, housing a prison from the sinister middle ages, lies before it.
This magnificent and austere church is a standing testimony of Baroque sculpture and has been made famous by the concerts of Mozart, held under its fold.
Palais de Rohan
This breathtakingly beautiful eighteenth century palace has been transformed into 3 museums - MUSEE des ARTS DECORATIFS, MUSEE ARCHEOLOGIQUE and MUSEE des BEAUX ARTS.
It houses galleries where exhibitions are held as well as a restaurant, the terrace which offers a captivating view of the surrounding landscape.
Terrasse Panoramique du Barrage Vauban
Built during the golden era of Louis XIV, this barrage features thirteen sluice towers and a terrace which offers a panoramic view of the cathedral district and PETITE FRANCE.
La Petite France
Sixteenth century buildings, fine dining restaurants and cobblestone roads lend a distinctively old world charm to this serene neighborhood with a rich legacy.
Some other sights of historic interest that will fascinate you are Grande ile, Palais de I’ Europe, Maison Kammerzell, Parc de l’Orangerie, Place de la Republique.
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review by adam posted more then 30 days ago
Strasbourg is one of the most prosperous cities in France. It's a beautiful city, diverse culture with stunning city center. It is renowned for having both French and German influence, since it is close to the German border and you can see both architecture. The Cathedral, which is situated...
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review by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
It's a lovely city with it's own charme. Showing you an intersting inner city with it's old buildings it's an attraction itself. Besides that you can do alot of shopping, during that the man can enjoy a coffe at one of the restaurants. You should also visit the 'Musée des Beaux-Arts',...
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