Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region in eastern France. It is most widely known for hosting a number of important European institutions. It is also famous for its beautiful historical centre - the Grande Île - which was the first city centre to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Visitors to Strasbourg will enjoy the architectural delights of the Grande Île district including the Cathedrale Notre Dame and its Astrometric Clock, the Maison Kammerzell, Palais des Rohan and the Musee Alsacien. Also worth visiting is Petite France, the small area between the rivers just south of the Grand IIe. It is Strasbourg's prettiest and most photogenic streets and buildings, with half timbered townhouses leaning out over the narrow cobbled streets.

Things to see and do

* Grand IIe district
* Petit France
* Medieval architecture
* Place Kleber - largest square at the centre of the city
* Cathedral of Our Lady

General Information

Cruise Season - March - Dec
Currency - Euro (EUR)
Language - French
Land Area - 78.26 km²
Population - 300,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style.
Time - UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 44

Port Location - The river port at Strasbourg is located on the Rhine river.

Travel Links - Strasbourg International Airport is located south-west of the city at Entzheim, with domestic as well as international flights. Air France is the principal operator. There are several flights a day to and from Paris. A train is running to the town center.

Strasbourg is well served by regional, national and international train services, predominantly by SNCF (French Railways), but also by Deutsche Bahn (German Railways).