Un café dans la Petite France
05.07.2013 - 06.07.2013 28 °C
On our way from Switzerland to Brussels we decided to have a brief pit stop in Strasbourg for one night as we had heard that is was meant to be beautiful so thought why not!
Luckily our train got us in relatively early so this gave us plenty of time to get checked into our Apart-Hotel (See lesson number 8) and head off into the afternoon sunshine.
The Old Town is indeed beautiful and definitely worthy of it’s UNESCO World Heritage status, especially around Le Petite France with it’s timber clad, almost fairytale buildings, bridges over the canals and cosmopolitan cafes over looking the water.
We spent all afternoon exploring and thanks to some helpful hints from a friend: Isabelle, who is originally from Strasbourg we managed to get a surprising amount done in the few hours we had and even headed back in for a local beer that evening in a really quaint square flanked with cafes and restaurants (another recommendation).
After a surprisingly good nights sleep it was up early to make the most of the morning before our train at 15.00, so set back off into the centre of Strasbourg to see some of the things we had missed the previous day before catching our train to Belgium.