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In the year 12 BCE, Strasbourg was a small village inhabited by hunters and fishermen near the Roman camp of Argentorum. Thanks to this proximity, it quickly became a rich city and most importantly, a strategic crossroads. This privileged position is reflected in its name, "Strateburgum" meaning "city routes".
Today, Strasbourg is located in the heart of the Alsace region. With this position, the city was able to perfectly blend tradition and modernity. Historic buildings and medieval streets blend with the most modern transportation today the and also major European institutions, such as the seat of the European Parliament since Strasbourg is one of the two capitals of Europe. Cultural activity is very rich in this city of nearly 300,000 inhabitants, and this is why people from all over the world choose to travel to Strasbourg.
A minimum of four days is necessary to take the time to walk the streets of the city, but also to be able to get a good idea of the atmosphere that reigns there, the pace of life of its residents and the regional character the city has maintained. Doing a tour of the main monuments you will better understand the history and the cultural evolution of Strasbourg.
Under no circumstances should you miss Cathedral, famous for its astronomical clock, or the churches of St. Paul and St. Thomas, not to mention the Covered Bridges and the Barrage Vauban. If you want to be sure not to miss anything, you can also completely exploring Strasbourg by booking a tour through the old town, the Petite France district, the old German neighbourhood or a circuit of the European institutions. Finally, to complete your architectural, historical and religious knowledge of the city, we also invite you to visit its many museums. More specifically, you can combine a visit to the cathedrals with that of the museums.
The Zoological Museum you will about to discover one of the richest collections of stuffed animals in France. Finally, you cannot leave the city without visiting the Alsatian Museum, which has a multitude of objects of daily life in Alsace region. These and many more others are the main reasons to book your flights to Strasbourg as soon as possible.
The city of Strasbourg has many monuments spread throughout it quartiers. If you have little time there, it will be very difficult to visit them all. In addition, some deserve your attention for hours, while others, less well known, can be visited quicker. Among the most important monuments, we obviously think of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage of Humanity in 1988. Famous for its astronomical clock, it also offers a splendid view of the city from its spire, which can be accessed by a staircase. Not far away is the Palais Rohan , built in the eighteenth century on the banks of the Ill, just behind the cathedral. Built in classical style, it houses several museums that can be accessed by a small hall at the back of the court to the left. A little further stands the church of St. Thomas, of the twelfth century, and its five naves. The sound of the organ gives it a very special atmosphere and the contrast is surprising when you come out to find the animation Petite France district, a few steps away.
Whether you are just passing through Strasbourg or you have booked cheap flights to Strasbourg for a longer holiday here, you can take the opportunity to do a bit of cultural tourism. The good news is that museums are not lacking in this metropolis! The Alsatian Museum is a good place to start. From furniture to toys, to cookware or religious images, anything goes here. You will not be disappointed, because each piece of this museum is a discovery that you will certainly love. You can also go to the Palais Rohan, on the Castle Square, which contains three museums. The Museum of Decorative Arts, which has, as its name indicates, decorative arts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. At the first floor of the Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts presents collections of Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch and French works of art from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. Finally, in the basement, the Archaeological Museum, whose collection is one of the largest in the country, will tell you the history of Alsace since the Neolithic.
Opposite the Palais Rohan, you can visit the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and complete the day by visiting the Notre Dame Museum, also located in the Castle Square. You will discover the most beautiful sculptures that adorn medieval cathedral and beautiful stained glass windows. This will also be the opportunity to visit the Historical Museum, also on the same place. In a completely opposite style, you can visit the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, behind the Vauban dam. A circuit in the German district will offer you the opportunity to visit a zoological museum, and the Museum of Seismology and terrestrial magnetism. Finally, when you are in the Botanical Gardens, you can explore the evolution of the universe at the Planetarium.
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Welcome to Grande Ile, in Strasbourg, France. This is the only city center that has the distinction of being declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. And indeed, Grande Ile is imbibed with a unique sense of culture, and is overflowing with a wealth of historical and cultural monuments. There are also 22 brass plates that celebrate its being a World Heritage Site – these can be found at the bridges that lead to Grand Ile.Source