Only a two-hour trip away from Paris by train, Strasbourg is a fairy-tale town replete with French grace, German food, and historic treasures. As France’s 7th-largest city in terms of population, it is well-known, but still only as large as Tallahassee, Florida. So many things drew us to the Alsatian town, but none more than the village’s famous Marchés de Noël. Strasbourg is so famous for its Christmas Markets that it calls itself Le Capitale de Noël– The capital of Christmas.
The timber-framed buildings reminded me of Belle’s village. This isn’t the first time a French experience has been compared to a Disney film on this blog…
Our group of friends drove in two cars to the Franco-German city. TIP: If you’ve already got access to a car, driving with a group and splitting the cost of gas and tolls can be more economic than taking the train, but it’s definitely much less comfortable. I spent the entire 5 hour drive hunched forward so that my shoulders could fit between the car seat and David. Good thing I had a good magazine to read.
We ate choucroute (saurkraut) drank vin chaud (yum) and walked our feet off. We stayed at an Airbnb rental- more on that later. And we saw as many historic gems as could be packed into one tiny weekend. More on all of this to come soon- here are a few pics until then!
Place Kléber with le Grand Spain
À la prochaine,