Celluloid Diaries: Strasbourg in pictures

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Strasbourg in pictures

Strasbourg

I'm writing this post from my hotel room in Sitges, Spain. I'm here for the famous Sitges Film Festival and it's already my third day in this lovely little coastal town. Before I head out to enjoy the sun, some tapas, and the festival, I'd like to show you my pictures from my trip to Strasbourg, France, from two weeks ago. If you missed my film reviews of the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, you can find them here.

Situated close to the border with Germany, the principal city of the Alsace has that same typical feel to it. I particularly loved the colorful, half-timbered houses which are so common in the region. The idyllic center is quite small, though; one weekend to visit is enough.

Bistrot des copains
Strasbourg half-timbered houses

Notre-Dame cathedral


Strasbourg's pride is the famous Notre-Dame cathedral which is the second most visited cathedral in France, after the Notre-Dame de Paris. It's known as one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Europe and I can only agree.

Notre-Dame cathedral Strasbourg

Little France


My favorite part of Strasbourg was La petite France (Little France), with its canals, cobblestone streets, restaurants, and half-timbered buildings. No wonder this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Petite France
Little France Strasbourg
Petite France Strasbourg
Petite France

Parc de l'orangerie


On Saturday, we spent an entire afternoon in the Parc de l'orangerie which is situated next to the European Parliament. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the park hosts a free zoo, albeit a small one.

Parc de l'orangerie
Parc de l'orangerie
Strasbourg zoo
zoo Alsace
zoo strasbourg
Parc de l'orangerie oiseaux
Parc de l'orangerie Strasbourg

Flea market


I ended my stay with a flea market in the center of Strasbourg. So cozy.

Strasbourg brocante
Strasbourg fromage

Have you ever been to Strasbourg or another part of the Alsace reason? What did you think about it?

23 comments:

  1. (•ิ‿•ิ)✿
    Coucou et MERCI chère Vanessa pour cette SUPERBE balade à Strasbourg !
    J'adore !!!!!! C'est un beau partage !!!

    GROS BISOUS D'ASIE
    Bon dimanche !!! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ❀

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  2. Some amazing photos. The one of the flamingo is stunning.
    So many multi-floored buildings and homes. I can't imagine a fourth and fifth floor on my house.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the cool photos -- wow, I missed out. We spent most of our time in Paris and Rouen. Have a great time over there, Vanessa.

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  4. How utterly, utterly charming. I've never been anywhere in France -- yet!

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  5. Straatsburg ben ik nog niet geweest maar in de Elzas en ik zie die prachtige vakmanschapwerkhuizen die je daar ook terug vindt. Het moet een fantastische stad zijn als ik je foto's bekijk. Dank dat ik mag meegenieten.

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  6. So beautiful, I feel I'm in there enjoying it all. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh my word...these are stunning! I cannot begin to explain my jealousy :)

    Sarah Allen
    (Writing Blog)

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  8. You seem to be having a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. These photos are spectacular. :)

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  10. Wow, wow, wow! What a beautiful spot! So old world! I love the owl and I would love to go to that flea market! Such a gorgeous area! Would love to go there one day! Big Hugs ;o)

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  11. What stunning pictures! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. :)

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  12. oh how inviting! what a gorgeous place! historic, romantic, colorful... i envy you your journeys! thanks for sharing the photos!

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  13. Awesome photos. They really depict the intricacies and uniqueness of architecture in that part of the world.

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