Strasbourg The Essential
One of two European "capitals", Strasbourg is the seat of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, yet manages to retain its human scale around its Gothic cathedral and old Petite France quarter. A trendsetting place since the Middle Ages, it protects its heritage and the environment with tramways and cycle paths. At the heart of Alsace, Strasbourg offers all that the region is celebrated for: foie gras, wine, chocolates and eaux de vie.
The historic district of Strasbourg
The historic town centre owes its name