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'For your Next School Trip to Strasbourg'

School Trips to Strasbourg and Alsace

France's European City - Where France Meets Germany

One of France’s foremost cities, Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region. With a history stretching back over 2000 years, it is an exciting and important city being, amongst other things, home to the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.

The historic centre of the city - the Grand Ile, noted for its Gothic Cathedral and astronomical clock - is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming Petite-France district is littered with timber-framed buildings and is best viewed from one of the many boat trips offered on the River Ill, which is itself spanned by medieval covered bridges.

Strasbourg is also renowned for its annual Christmas market which first took place in 1570. With a wonderful setting in front of the city’s cathedral, it is one of the largest Christmas markets in France.

Modern day Strasbourg is a vibrant University town with a tram network connecting the historic centre to the International institutions and the surrounding parks.

Lying close to the Rhine, Germany is just a short drive away, offering school groups enticing possibilities such as excursions to the Roman spa town of Baden-Baden (home to the England football World Cup Squad in Germany 2006) or the charming small city of Freiburg.

International attractions - Some highlights

Notre-Dame Cathedral Completed in 1439 in the Gothic style of the time, Visitors can climb the 332 steps of its impressive spire to take in the city below from the viewing platform. Equally impressive is the Astronomical Clock with its 'Parade of the Apostles' every day at 12.30pm.

Petite France - River Ill Boat Trip Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in the half-timbered 16th and 17th Century buildings of the picturesque Petite-France district. We suggest the best way to take in the scene is a boat trip, complete with English language commentary on personal headsets. The '20 Centuries of History' river tour lasts 1 hour 10 minutes, departing from the Palais Rohan and continues around the whole of the Grande Ile World Heritage Site and on to the European Institutions.

Le Palais Rohan Built in the mid-18th Century, the former Bishops residence is now home to three Museums - Fine Arts, Archaeological and Decorative Arts.

The European Institutions Strasbourg was chosen as the Capital of Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War and three major institutions are now located here - The Council Of Europe, The European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament. The contemporary designs of the three buildings create an imposing and impressive visual representation of reconciliation and cooperation. Visits are strictly by advance arrangement only and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us for further details.

Le Jardin des Deux Rives Former military installations and border checkpoints have been transformed into a massive park to symbolise modern day French-German friendship. Visitors can walk or cycle across the Pont de l'Europe bridge over the Rhine River to the German town of Kehl. The Jardin was the venue for a NATO summit in 2009 and regularly hosts celebrations of arts and culture.

Colmar Just over an hour's drive to the south of Strasbourg and the Capital of Alsace Wine Country, this charming town became French territory in the late 17th Century after it was claimed by King Louis XIV. Escaping any great damage during the French Revolution, the architecture reflects the town's mixed German and French heritage with many fine examples of classic Alsatian buildings dating from the 14th to 19th Centuries.

Baden Baden Snuggled just 60kms from Strasbourg at the foot of the Black Forest, this historic and cultural spa town is under an hour from our centre. Take Germany's steepest cable-car to enjoy the magnificent views from the Merkur summit.

Europa Park Germany's largest theme park, and second in Europe only to Eurodisney in popularity terms, Europa Park is made up of different areas themed on European countries or regions. Located in the nearby town of Rust, 60kms from Strasbourg, you can experience everything from 'fjord rafting in Scandinavia' to a walk through a Russian crafts village! Aside from the nine roller coasters, there is an amazing array of activities to keep a school group interested all day.

Our Centres in Strasbourg

Euroculture can recommend two residential centres in Strasbourg - one in the heart of the city and one just a few minutes away in the calm surroundings of the Jardin des Deux Rives.



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