Strasbourg

During the Christmas break, we took a short day trip to Strasbourg, France and we were able to experience this fascinating city where the French and German cultures meet.

 

Overall Impression

 

Before I visited Strasbourg, I thought it would be similar to German cities and I was partly right. Since it’s relatively close to the French/German border, at first glance, the architecture and landscape looked somewhat similar. But when I looked closely, what I found instead was in interesting mix of of elements from both cultures.

 

Winstub Le Clou

 

Upon arriving, we had a lovely lunch at Winstub Le Clou. This cozy restaurant with a classic interior served just what we needed on a cold winter day: hearty French food. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and the service here. Interestingly enough, we couldn’t communicate well with the waiter in English but he spoke fluent German.

Winstub Le Clou
3 Rue du Chaudron,
67000 Strasbourg

 

Salon de The Grand Rue

 

After some walking around, we went to Salon de The Grand Rue for some coffee and cake. It somehow felt so ‘French’ in there, with the display of cakes, bright red walls and the vintage wall decoration. The homemade cakes come with a dollop of whipped cream and homemade jam are to die for.

Salon de The Grand Rue
80 Grand’Rue,
67000 Strasbourg

 

Galeries Lafayette

 

We stopped by Galeries Lafayette, a chain of department stores in France. The store itself was like any other department stores, but the architecture of the building was what really fascinated me. The wooden staircase inside was especially stunning.

Galeries Lafayette
34 Rue du Vingt-Deux Novembre,
67000 Strasbourg
 
 
It was a short-but-sweet getaway for a day, and it was a good chance to get to know the city so nearby that I’d been meaning to visit for years. I’m sure we’ll be back some other time in the near future.

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