Strasbourg, France

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Strasbourg Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Strasbourg

Strasbourg-Medieval-Bridge-On-Rhine-RiverThe City of the Roads is an appropriate name for the capital of Alsace on the Rhine crossing between France and Germany, which is also a home of the European Parliament.

Strasbourg is abundantly served with hotels of all shapes and sizes, from traditional small family concerns emphasising good local food, to large luxury five-star hotels catering for the international traveller.

Top Things about Strasbourg

The well-preserved old town centre, or Grande Ile, was designated a World Heritage Site in 1988, the first entire city to be so named.

Strasbourg is the embodiment of modern Europe, standing at the point where the road from east to west crosses the Rhine, with its cuisine a meld of French and German and hosting the European Court of Human Rights.

Strasbourg-St-Paul-ChurchTransport links to Strasbourg are superb and the city is extremely bicycle-friendly.

Strasbourg has been a place of conflict and trade at least since the Romans established Argentoratum at this point where roads and rivers meet. German influence remains strong in the architecture and cuisine, although the language is now French. Sauerkraut is a well-known German dish, but here it is called choucroute. The cathedral is a classic gothic sandstone medieval construction, while the buildings of the old town are timber and plaster, black and white and crowded together. The surviving city centre contains churches and public buildings of outstanding interest and features a thriving social life.

Strasbourg Hotels

There is enormous choice of Strasbourg accommodation, unless the European Parliament is sitting or during the Christmas Market in December. Whether looking for family rooms or single accommodation, you are sure to find something suitable, somewhere in the city. Cheap hotels in Strasbourg can be found in Grande Ile, but are usually outside the centre. Look towards the south west of the city to find several budget hotels run by reliable international chains.

Getting around by car

Paris to Strasbourg: 5 h 8 min (490 km) via A4

Strasbourg/Entzheim Airport: 16 min (16 km) via A35

Stuttgart to Strasbourg: 1 h 45 min (150 km) via A5 and A8

Basel to Strasbourg: 1 h 28 min (136 km) via A35

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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