StrasbourgBeautiful, walkable, and brimming with Alsatian culture.
Strasbourg is a city of two halves. The French half is a bustling, cosmopolitan place, home to the European Parliament and a host of other institutions. The German half is a medieval wonder, its narrow streets and half-timbered houses unchanged for centuries. The two halves are linked by the Grande Île, a UNESCO-listed island in the heart of the city. The cathedral, with its mix of Gothic and Romanesque styles, is the star attraction, but there’s plenty more to see, from the Art Nouveau houses of the Petite France district to the modernist parliament building. Strasbourg is also a great place to eat, with a wealth of restaurants serving everything from traditional Alsatian dishes to international cuisine.