Strasbourg for a day
We only had one full day in Strasbourg, so we made the best of it and got up early the day after we arrived and headed for a quick breakfast at PAUL to fuel the day.
I fell in love with Strasbourg as soon as we stepped off the train and headed to the hotel. The city is small enough to see in a day, and walkable as well.
One of Strasbourgs most famous landmarks is the Notre Dame cathedral. Completely different from the one in Paris to me, this cathedral is so intricate and different than any we've seen yet.
After a bit of a walk we made it to Petite France, the most charming neighborhood combining both the french and German culture, one minute it feels like we are in Paris again and the next were passing through buildings resembling those in villages all over the Rhine river.
After wandering the alleyways we decided to take a break from the heat and check out the modern art museum. My favorite thing about Europe is you can go into so many museums for cheap and see some of the most famous pieces from around the world.
After the museum we walked up to a bridge over looking petite France.
Venturing back to the main shopping area, we picked up baguette sandwiches and drinks and sat on the grass along the river for a picnic lunch. My favorite thing to do around here, just sit and take it all in.
We continued to wander, shop, and eventually head to dinner at our favorite local spot just off the beaten path for flammekueche, France's version of the pizza! So yummy! We loved it so much we went back twice in a row.
Once again the alleys drew most of my attention, every building and side street in the historical areas have something beautiful to feast your eyes on. To me it's those little things that make each place so unique and different from home.
As you can imagine it's been pretty busy over here! So my posts are slowing down. We've already been to Munich and Venice and are now in Florence and loving the charm of Tuscany. Can't way to share!