Fly To Strasbourg, France
When you find out Grande Île in Strasbourg was the first city centre to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it becomes apparent that you’re in for a treat when you visit this region of France. From its position on the border between France and Germany, travellers love it for its “best of both worlds” appeal – it’s not uncommon to find the best of French and German delicacies in Strasbourg.
Geographically and politically, Strasbourg is one of the nine biggest cities in France, and serves as the capital of the Alsace region; and apart from being the seat of the Council of Europe, other notable institutions found here are the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Parliament.
When in Strasbourg be sure to explore the fairy-tale "La Petite France" neighbourhood, as well as the 12th-century cathedral.
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See and do
Strasbourg’s Notre Dame Cathedral, a lauded masterpiece of 13th century Gothic art, is the city’s most famous landmark. Other must-sees visitors are encouraged to visit in the city are La Maison Kammerzell, La Petite France for its medieval architectural treasures and the Church of St. Thomas.
In addition to the architectural and historical drawcards, the city of Strasbourg indeed has its fair share of landscaped natural beauty hotspots too. One of the more notable parks is the Parc de l'Orangerie. The park houses a mini zoo, play areas for children, the Pavillon Josephine – a house used by Napoleon’s wife when she frequented the city, and facilitates relaxing activities such as cycling, picnicking and rowing boats on the lake.
Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain is home to art works from illustrious names such as Rodin, Degas, Picasso and Thomas Schutte. A good hour can be spent admiring impressionist and expressionist paintings and an illustrious collection of modern art.
A visit to the Musee Alsacien gives you an insight into the culture of the Alsace region. Exhibits provide understanding into typical life from the 1400 until the 1900s. Displays include habits, religion, rural and city life as well as furniture and wine making.
Strasbourg International Airport – SXB
Strasbourg International Airport (code SXB) serves Strasbourg and the Alsace region of France, as well as the cities of Colmar, Saverne, Saint Die, Mulhouse, Belford and Metz. The airport is located in Entzheim which is 10km from Strasbourg.
Food and beverage: Bistrot de Chef, Destination Caféaa, Vents d'Est.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Strasbourg International Airport authorities on +33 3 886 46767.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to the airport include Hotel Pere Benoit, Hotel Roi Soleil, Ibis Strasbourg Sud La Vigie.
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