You will start the day with a walking tour of the city of Strasbourg. This city, of which the ‘’Grande Ile’’ is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site, has much to tell: its past, its architecture, its art, and its traditions.
The walking tour will take you into the Petite France quarter of the town which is the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers, and tanners once lived and worked in this part of town where the streets have been built level with the waterways. The magnificent half-timbered houses date from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Maison Kammerzell is considered as a jewel of Strasbourg’s architecture and worth a visit. And of course, you will enjoy the 12th century Cathedral, an outstanding masterpiece of Gothic art, as famous for its Astronomical Clock as for its organ pulpit & exceptional stained-glass windows.
Strasbourg is also known as the ‘’Capital of Christmas”. The famous Christmas market around the impressive Cathedral was founded in 1570 & offers visitors a touch of adventure & plenty of fine flavors. The hundreds of talented craftsmen who sell the wares of the market provide a chance to discover some enchanting festive products & regional specialties including Bredle, delicious little cakes traditionally prepared during the advent period – we suggest you taste them with a traditional glass of ‘’Vin Chaud’’ (mulled wine).