The setting in front of Strasbourg Cathedral is truly awe-inspiring. Be sure to visit La Petite France,
an alluring neighbourhood of timbered fairy-tale buildings with a gingerbread bakery
. While you are this close to Germany, why not cross over the river and visit the local markets there, too. This picturesque neighbourhood looks like something straight out of a fairy tale book, a riverfront neighbourhood with black and white timber-framed buildings. The Black Forest and the legendary Rhine River are just beyond the city's edge.
Capital of the Alsace region of France, Strasbourg is an important city in the world, hosting a number of European Institutions, including the congress centre. Strasbourg’s historic city centre is a feat of beauty
. Chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral, with its famous astronomical clock, Strasbourg has a wonderfully preserved city centre
, which was the first of its kind to be awarded the distinction as a World heritage site.