Follow me to Strasbourg!
In March, Nick and I went to Basel, Switzerland and we were highly recommended to travel to the Alsace region of France during our trip. This was a great recommendation and I wanted to share it with you all today.
The Alsace region of France includes Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse, and Riquewihr. It boarders Switzerland and Germany on the Rhine River plain and Strasbourg is less than two hours outside of Basel by train.
After seeing the sights, eating pastry, and being generally charmed by Colmar, Nick and I left for Strasbourg, and hour and twenty minutes further by train. While the train station in Colmar was cute, the station in Strasbourg was interesting. It is an old building covered by a glass dome.
What we did in Strasbourg, France:
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain Strasbourg (MAMCS)Although Nick and I decided not to visit the inside of the modern art museum, the outside is worth seeing. It is a straight-shot walk from the train station and puts you close to the Petite France quarter.
- Barrage Vauban and Grande-Île de Strasbourg & Ponts Couverts On your way from the MAMCS, walk over these two bridges to get stunning views of Strasburg and the Petite France quarter.
- Petite France Quarter This is a cute little area that is worth spending some time strolling around in!
- Palais Rohan This museum was highly recommend, but we just didn’t have enough time during our day in France to tour it. However, like the MAMCS, it is worth seeing the outside of!
We enjoyed a beer in the sun at La Corde à Linge. We also had the tarte flambé (flammekueche), the famous dish of the Alsace region at Au Brasseur. They have a great happy hour and Nick and I walked away fed and beered (not a word, but you know what I mean) for 11 Euro. We were also recommend Restaurant Chez Yvonne and Binchstub Restaurant. At Binchstub, we were told specifically to try Traditionnelle and the Comté, Noix et Lardons. And if you are into wine, Alsace is known for their Rieslings. We also went to Les 3 Ptis Conchons and had an amazing experience trying every dried sausage they offered. We walked away with four different types for 10 Euro and enjoyed a taste of France all throughout April. At Les Mains Dans la Farine we got an egg and prosciutto sandwich to go and a fresh baguette. It was amazing and so fun just walking and eating throughout Strasbourg. Needless to say, the food was amazing.
- Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
This is a can’t-miss in Strasbourg! This cathedral is so impressive considering Strasbourg’s relative size. Prepare to be amazed.
- Kléber Square It is one of the main squares, so you will likely find yourself passing though it.
While we were only here for a few hours, Nick and I so enjoyed soaking up the sun in this colorful city! I would highly recommend Strasbourg. And definitely come with empty stomachs because the food is inexpensive and delicious.
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