Home to many European Institutions, the capital of the Alsace region also offers a discrete cultural palette and a grand architectural presence with a blend of Gothic components and fairytale-like buildings.
On sunny days the city appears to be a riverside painting brought to life as the locals cycle their way through the green parks and beside the rivers that cut through the city center.
In a brief yet thorough exploration of Strasbourg, I have assembled a couple of recommendations to consider during your next trip to this French city.
Cathedral - Let's get the tourist spots worth visiting out of the way first. You couldn't avoid the Cathedral even if you wanted to. Either everyone will direct you to it or its tall omnipresence will haunt you through the city until you go, and it is definitely worth it - and free. After you spend a good amount of time in awe of its intense sculpted details and exalted interior, stop and listen to the street musicians usually sat outside the entrance complementing the Cathedral's presence.