Strasbourg, it is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border with Germany in the historic region of Alsace, the German style architecture can be seen everywhere. The official language in Strasbourg is French but some locals speak German as well.
Places to visit in Strasbourg
It is a tourist attraction city and brings hundreds of thousands of tourists from across the world. For start you can visit the fascinating museums in Strasbourg. All the museums are free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, for the visitors younger than 18 and for disabled. Entrance ticket to a museum is €6. Although I recommend you buy a 1-day ticket for €12 which will give you access to all the museums. You can visit Palais de Rohan which very much worth visiting with three museums in the palace. The majority of traditional architecture in Alsace has German traditional origin style but in Palais de Rohan you see the French architecture presence.
In the first floor visit the Museum of Decorative Arts with authentic palace furniture. You can see living rooms, dining room and the bedroom from the 18th century. In the second floor it is the museum of fine arts. The masterpieces are from Italy, French and Germany and after that enjoy the Archaeological museum. I suggest you to consider 2 hours in order to thoroughly see the palace. Don’t forget to visit the library. When you are finished visiting the museum, you can head to Strasbourg cathedral which is in walking distance of Palais de Rohan. It is a construction with the north transept in a Romanesque style originally started in 1176 and completed in 1439. It totally worth your time.
Buildings in half-timbered style reflecting in the Saar in Strasbourg.