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Unusual Strasbourg: the Janus Fountain

Located just northeast of place Broglie (in square Markos Botzaris), the Janus Fountain, also known as The Birth of Civilization, was designed in 1988 by Alsatian illustrator Tomi Ungerer, on the occasion of Strasbourg’s 2000-year anniversary. The piece is named after Janus, the two-faced Roman god. Tomi Ungerer pointed out that “the Rhineland [had been] at the […]

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Strasbourg through the seasons: Pontonniers

Lycée des Pontonniers – a high school with over 1000 students ranging from first-years (age 15/16) to post-secondary preparatory classes – was built in 1902. Isn’t it a little reminiscent of Hogwarts? With every season, Strasbourg reveals a new side to itself, a unique charm and atmosphere. In exploring Strasbourg, we endeavor to capture the city in all the different lights […]

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Top 10 best views of the Strasbourg Cathedral

Walking around Strasbourg will allow you to see the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, from different angles. Here is our selection of the 10 best vantage points from which to view the Strasbourg Cathedral:  10. Pont d’Auvergne  9. Place de la République  8. Avenue de la Paix-Simone Veil  7. Rue du Vieil Hôpital  6. Place […]

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Imaginary Christmas market: a recipe from Norway

Since Strasbourg’s world-famous Christmas market is sadly cancelled in 2020, we wondered what it would be like if we simply imagined this year’s market.  Every year, one country is the market’s guest of honor, and place Gutenberg is filled with stalls selling souvenirs and culinary specialties from that country. In previous years, the guests of […]

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An Italian restaurant in Strasbourg: Il Felice

Il Felice, the new Italian restaurant in rue des Tonneliers, is a joy to the senses. Sit down beneath a lush canopy of greenery to savor their generous Italian cuisine with a twist. The interior is classy and modern without ever being austere. The menu (consisting of antipasti, classic or gluten free pasta, secondi piatti, pizza […]

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A speakeasy in Strasbourg: Secret place AEDAEN

The entrance to this “secret” bar is in the pizzeria in rue des Aveugles. Go through the restaurant, past the kitchens, and pull on the little console table (shhh! you didn’t hear it from us). Choose from a selection of cocktails (with or without alcohol), spirits (a large array of whisky, gin, vodka, rum, cognac, armagnac, pisco, […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: parc de Pourtalès

From the (free) parking lot by parc de Pourtalès, there are two paths, each leading to very different spaces and atmospheres. On one side, the beautiful scenery around Château de Pourtalès opens on a large sculpture park and the château gardens. On the other side of the parking lot, you’ll find the forêt de la […]

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A French restaurant in Strasbourg: Les Sales Gosses

Every six weeks, Les Sales Gosses offers a gastronomical getaway to explore a new French region or “terroir”. The menu is made up of six appetizers, six main courses (including one or two dishes that are typical for the chosen area), and six desserts. This time, we went on a culinary trip to Cap Ferret […]

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A safari bar in Strasbourg: Le Douanier

Le Douanier defines itself as a “cocktail bar that takes you on a safari for your taste buds”. We were made to get along! The cocktail menu (with and without alcohol) lets you travel to Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The bar also offers other drinks (like draft beer, gin, rum …) and snacks. […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: Presqu’île Malraux

Formerly an abandoned port site, Presqu’île Malraux/Rivetoile has turned into a bustling neighborhood, made up of apartment and office buildings, a shopping center (Rivetoile), cafés and restaurants, a multiplex movie theater and several cultural buildings (like the Cité de la Musique et de la Danse and the Médiathèque André Malraux). We love walking along the […]

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A French brasserie in Strasbourg: Les Haras

La Brasserie des Haras offers a modern cuisine, conceived by Marc Haeberlin, chef at two-star Michelin restaurant l’Auberge de l’Ill. After crossing the terrace paved with Rhine pebbles, which leads into the courtyard, you enter the characteristic decor of this meticulously renovated 18th-century stud farm. Steal a glance at the team of chefs moving around […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: parc du Heyritz

Parc du Heyritz is a haven of tranquility tucked between the Hôpital Civil de Strasbourg and the hustle and bustle of place de l’Étoile. As you approach the park, a weeping willow on the right-hand side seems to form a curtain through which you enter. A floating pontoon borders the bassin de l’Hôpital and runs […]

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A tea room in Strasbourg: Tonton Gâteau

You come into Tonton Gâteau as in a little garden. The wood details, rattan chairs, lanterns and hanging lights blend in perfectly with the plant-heavy decor. This “gourmet café” offers a menu for breakfast and lunch, as well as a Saturday brunch. Brunch consists of two drinks, a sweet course, a savory course, and a […]

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A neo-African café in Strasbourg: Hey Mama

Located in a former confectionery shop, Hey Mama is a café and restaurant offering a modern, African-inspired cuisine.  The interior is bright, natural and tropical. The food is fresh, colorful and copious, the presentation is neat, and the flavors are well-balanced. The brunch menu includes an array of interesting and original flavor combinations. The fresh […]

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Japanese bento in Strasbourg: Niko Niko

Niko Niko is a Japanese bistro with a European twist. The interior is minimalist, with rice paper lanterns as colorful accents. Menu-wise, Niko Niko specializes in bento boxes (traditional Japananese meal boxes). Choose between a vegetarian option, meat or fish, or a sushi or tapas style bento. They also offer takoyaki, gyoza, ramen, and poke […]

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A tea room in Strasbourg: Ôjourdhui

Ôjourdhui, a café and tearoom that has recently opened in Strasbourg, is the perfect place to treat yourself and relax for a while. They offer a wide selections of danishes, pastries, sweet and savory brunch menus (on Saturdays), freshly squeezed juices and house-made iced teas, hot beverages, savory toasts, sweet pies and tarts, brioches, macarons […]

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Walk around in Strasbourg: quai des Bateliers

Quai des Bateliers runs along the Ill between pont Saint-Guillaume and pont du Corbeau. Recently pedestrianized, quai des Bateliers is like a little green haven in the middle of the city. A space where you can breathe, take a walk along the water with your family, your friends, or your partner. The atmosphere is cool and […]

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A dim sum restaurant in Strasbourg: Dim Sum Sam

Dim Sum Sam, which specializes in steamed dumplings, has an array of delicious dim sum, banh bao (stuffed buns) and a number of vegetarian and gluten free options on offer. We particularly enjoyed the banh cuon (a vietnamese rice pancake) with pork, black Chinese mushrooms, fresh herbs and peanuts, the pork and shrimp dumplings, the […]

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Eat healthy in Strasbourg: Pur etc

Pur etc. defines itself as a “Fast Good” restaurant, as opposed to fast food ones. They serve hot or cold, savory or sweet dishes in glass jars, made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The concepts advocates for: Good taste (real food), Good sense (clean food), Good heart (fair food). Pur etc. have several restaurants in […]

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A coworking café in Strasbourg: Anticafé

Anticafé stands out thanks to its original concept, never before seen in Strasbourg. Enjoy as many drinks (hot or cold) or snacks (sweet or savory) as you like, and use all the amenities you want (wi-fi, printers, flip charts, projectors …). You only pay for the time you spend there. The concept, which was first […]