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.
Further afield you can discover the charming town of Colmar with its striking architecture reflecting its mixed French and German heritage. Any why not cross the border to visit the historic and cultural spa town of Baden Baden or let your pupils spend the day at Germany’s largest theme park, Europa Park.
To give you an idea of the many things you can do on a school trip to Strasbourg, please take a look at this fantastic 5-day Strasbourg & The Alsace Tour.
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.