Society & Culture:Places & Travel
 Strasbourg in France
Here are the show notes from our Explore Europe Strasbourg episode.
Strasbourg is such a picturesque place which manages to somehow balance the medieval architecture of winding cobble stone alleys and crooked half-timbered houses with the modern progressive EU Quarter and France’s second-largest student population.
It is perhaps this unique style that seems to show case the very best of France and Germany.
The hotel where John stayed: https://www.regent-contades.com/en/
John’s favourite booking engine for hotels: https://www.booking.com
Great article on what to do in Strasbourg for a weekend: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/48-hours-in/strasbourg-city-guide-france-what-to-do-alsace-european-parliament-best-hotels-restaurants-a7943161.html
Strasbourg Tourist Website: http://www.otstrasbourg.fr/en/
Strasbourg Cathedral: https://www.strasbourg.info/cathedral/
Le Petit Train - the tourist train around Strasbourg: https://petit-train-strasbourg.fr/?lang=en
All about Le Petit France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petite_France,_Strasbourg
All about the Grand Island: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_Île_(Strasbourg)
Visiting the European Parliament: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/visiting/en/strasbourg/hemicycle-parlamentarium-visits
The lovely restaurant where John had green eggs (ha ha): http://cheznousstrasbourg.com/
All about Flammkueche or Tarte Flambe as it’s known in France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarte_flambée
All about Le Tour de France: https://www.letour.fr/en/
Strasbourg Christmas Markets: https://noel.strasbourg.eu/en/les-marches-de-noel
The initiative that Michelle mentions during her sustainable travel tip. Take 3 for the Sea: https://www.take3.org
00:01 - Welcome to Explore Europe
01:09 - Where are we exploring today?
01:29 - But, Strasbourg is in Germany, isn’t it?
02:14 - How do you travel to Strasbourg? Can you park easily?
02:58 - John tells us how he found his accommodation and when you should NOT go to Strasbourg (is that even possible? …well, John gives you the lowdown).
04:10 - The Strasbourg Cathedral - From the history, to visiting the sight and how to getting there
05:32 - The Astronomical Clock - great to visit with kids
06:48 - John tells us the best way to visit the city - Le Petit Train
08:15 - Learn all about the ‘Instagrammable’ Le Petit France
09:18 - The Grand Island - Unesco World Heritage Site
9:58 - Do you have to speak French to visit?
10:27 - John adds more details about the Le Petit Train and what you’ll see on your adventure
10:55 - Here you’ll learn about the 17th Century bridge with the best views of the City
11:20 - And then a 13th Century Bridge where you can see how the town is split.
11:42 - Here we go, it’s food time (can I get an amen?!) The question is……..Can Michelle get her favourite dish in Strasbourg?
14:38 - Should you pre-book your restaurant choices or can you walk-in? Also, the eating habits of European Culture
15:38 - What currency do I need to take?
16:07 - When is the best time to visit?
16:20 - John is excited to divulge all matters relating to the French cycle race - Le Tour De France
17:36 - The Christmas Markets of Strasbourg
18:22 - Strasbourg - Is it really a great all-rounder city?
19:28 - Michelle’s Travel Tip - Take Three for The Sea
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