I have to admit, I am a Francophile. I love France and all things French, so when we arrived at our second port of call, Strasbourg, I immediately felt at home! As this was our only port in France, I really soaked in the French culture, but also admired the unique marriage with German culture presented in Strasbourg. After all, in 1914 alone, the Alsace region of France changed nationalities eight times!
We enjoyed our Christmas Market touring and also became truly besotted with the charm and enchantment of Strasbourg. Some would say it is too German to be French, and too French to be German, but I think it is just right!
Here is my photo diary! I hope you enjoy it!!!
Many of the streets of Strasbourg are lined with beautiful sycamore trees. These nests are for storks!
The tram system in Strasbourg is pretty special! In many places, it runs on grass to help reduce noise and a couple of the trams have mower blades underneath to keep the grass neatly mowed! Cool!
How do you deliver packages to the medieval streets of Strasbourg?
Notre Dame Cathedral of Strasbourg
The decorations were beautiful and sometimes, a bit outrageous!
We were in Strasbourg during the day and did not get to see the lights, but I bet it was gorgeous!
The old winding city streets were so charming!
Vin chaud? White or Red?
Even early in the day, the Christmas Markets were busy.
The rivers are the lifeline of Strasbourg.
Some new friends – swans everywhere!
I was in France – a banana and Nutella crepe was a MUST!!!
More bird friends outside my Juliette balcony on board.
Strasbourg river walk.
The happy tourists!