How to Spend a Day in Strasbourg

How to Spend a Day in Strasbourg

Strasbourg sits in the northeastern corner of France and reminds me very much of an idyllic little German town. Grab a paper map from the train station or bus depot and hit the streets! Pick your way around town following the cutest streets and quaint alleyways and beautiful canals.

How to Get to Strasbourg, France

I took an overnight Flixbus from Nice via Aix-en-Provence. While not the most luxurious form of spending the night, it does save a pretty penny on accommodations and it allows me to wake up in a new place the next day. Strasbourg is also well-serviced by a centrally located train station that you can access from many places around the country. It takes approximately 25 minutes to walk from the train station to the bus depot through town. A tram also offers speedy service around town if you’d prefer to get around that way.

Things to Do in Strasbourg, France

Gothic Cathedral: right in the middle of Old Town, the cathedral is huge, so you really can’t miss it!

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jana meerman strasbourg france-5
jana meerman strasbourg france-5

Centre-Ville: explore the streets of Old Town, taking in the shoppers advertising their wares and folks enjoying a petit dejeuner or breakfast at the local cafes.

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jana meerman strasbourg france-1
jana meerman strasbourg france-1
jana meerman strasbourg france-1
jana meerman strasbourg france-1
jana meerman strasbourg france-1
jana meerman strasbourg france-1
jana meerman strasbourg france-1

Petite France: this it by far the ‘cutest’ part of Strasbourg and if it’s fun photos you’re hoping to get, this is where you’ll find them!

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jana meerman strasbourg france-10
jana meerman strasbourg france-10
jana meerman strasbourg france-10

Le Grande Rue: this is the main shopping and dining street in town and stretches straight out in front of the train station. If you’re looking for anything, you’ll most likely find it here.

Day Trip from Strasbourg: Colmar

If you’re looking for the cutest town in France, leave Strasbourg behind and make your way on the train to Colmar. Trains take just under half an hour and costs 9,50 euro. 

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