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Description of Strasbourg

Strasbourg is located in the historic region of Alsace, of which it is considered the capital, and was the capital of the administrative region of the same name from 1982 to 2015. Strasbourg is mainly known as the capital of Europe, the city is home to many European institutions (European Parliament, Council of Europe, Human Rights Palace). But it is also a very interesting tourist destination, be it at the historical level with its old city inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage since 1988 or for the diversity of the neighborhoods that make it up; from the nineteenth-century university district to the European quarter. The city itself is one of the 9 largest cities in France, and the agglomeration has nearly half a million inhabitants. It is located in the heart of the so-called European megalopolis which makes it easy for all tourists wishing to visit the city.


Travel Destinations in Strasbourg

Old Town (Strasbourg)


Cathedrale Notre- Dame (Strasbourg)


Musee de l'Oeuvre Notre- Dame (Strasbourg)

3 pl du Chateau

Tel. 03 88 52 50 00

Open: Tue- Sun

Closed: January 1, Good Friday, May 1, November 1, December 25




European Parliament (Strasbourg)


Rohan Palace (Palais Rohan) (Strasbourg)

Musee Alsacien (Strasbourg)

Rhine Palace (Palais du Rhin) (Strasbourg)

Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Strasbourg)

1 pl Hans- Jean Arp

Tel. 03 88 23 31 31

Open: Tue- Sun

Closed: Jan 1, Good Fri, May 1, Nov 1 & 11, Dec 25


Musee Historique (Strasbourg)


Church of Saint Peter (Église Saint-Pierre) (Strasbourg)



Get in

The possibilities of one mode of transport to another are numerous to reach Strasbourg and its surroundings.

By plane
International Airport Strasbourg-Entzheim , +33 3 88 64 67 67 - It is about twenty kilometers southwest of Strasbourg.
By the European role of Strasbourg, the airport is connected not only to the main French cities but also to many European cities and the rest of the world ( Casablanca and Tunis for example ...).

A shuttle bus provided by the TER Alsace network serves the Strasbourg train station and provides direct access to the city center via the tram and bus network, all in just ten minutes. The price of a ticket combining the simple route on both networks is 4 €. For the motorists, the airport is well connected to the local road network, in particular by the motorways A 35 and A 352 entirely free of use.


By train
Gare de Strasbourg Railway Station , +33 892 35 35 35

Since the arrival of the TGV Est in June 2007, it takes a travel time of 2 h 20 from Paris . For the moment, only the first stretch between Vaires-sur-Marne (Seine-et-Marne) and Baudrecourt (Moselle) exists, but will eventually link Strasbourg in just 1 hour and 50 minutes . This event confirms the vocation of the city's European capital hub, by connecting it to the Rhine-Rhone high-speed train network as well as to the German ICE (equivalent of the French TGV ...).

To get to Strasbourg from other provincial towns, it takes 6 h 30 at 7 pm from Bordeaux (three direct TGV per day), 3 hr 20 to 4 pm from Lille and 3 h 40 from Lyon ( 3 h 15 in December 2012 ...).

On this occasion, many development works were undertaken at the Strasbourg station to cope with the influx of new travelers. Thus, an extension of the infrastructure with the huge glass roof or "Hall of Transport" which covers part of the station square, and an improvement of the transport platform giving correspondence to tram lines A and D in their underground station and that towards the lines of urban buses and intercity bus was deeply operated. Since the end of 2011, the new C line whose terminus is located on the surface (north exit of the station) allows to reach directly the university campus while passing by the city center, station Man of Iron andPlace Broglie .

Know also that it is possible to borrow directly lines B and F at the station Faubourg National . it is reached on foot (in a few minutes) by the Petite Rue de la Course.

Locally in Alsace, the TER network is very efficient and fast while ensuring good geographical coverage. It takes 50 minutes to connect Mulhouse from the Alsatian capital. But the agglomeration of Strasbourg and the region tend to improve it considerably by creating the tram-train (whose delivery is planned for 2016 ...) which connects the urban tramway network of Strasbourg to that of the TER Alsace trains serving Piedmont. of the Vosges. We can take the tram in the historic center of Strasbourg to embark on a discovery of the Alsace region without changing the mode of transport, so without taking the train on the conventional SNCF network.




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