Strasbourg, one of France’s largest cities, is located at the traditional "cross-roads" of Europe on the Rhine River between Germany and Switzerland in France’s eastern-most province of Alsace. It is a well-preserved European city with many buildings dating back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The old quarter, called La Petite France, was the former district of craftsmen and is still a fascinating tourist attraction.
Since 1940, Strasbourg has housed the Council of Europe and, now, the European Parliament, so that there is a distinct international flavor to the city as well. The Strasbourg cathedral, started in 1015 and completed in 1439, dominates the skyline from all vantage points, and is famous for its magnificent organ and stained glass windows and sculpture. The Musee d'Art Moderne et Comtemporain, le Musee Alsacien, le Musee Tomi Ungerer, and le Chateau des Rohan are a few of the well-known museums to be visited. There is a particularly brilliant program of music, dance, and theater in Strasbourg.
Named "Grande-Île", Strasbourg has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988.
Read what The Boston Sunday Globe says about the Alsace Region!