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Strasbourg tourism and travel guide

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Visit Strasbourg: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The city of Strasbourg is one of the most important in France, and also one of the most attractive. At least a day to explore is very recommended!

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Strasbourg. For detailed visitor information see the Strasbourg travel guide.

Strasbourg is situated in the Bas-Rhin department and Alsace region (now part of the Grand-Est region), in the north-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Bas-Rhin department (general information: Strasbourg is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Strasbourg

Strasbourg cathedral is a gothic style construction with a remarkable facade and beautiful stained glass windows: Strasbourg cathedral

Tourist classifications for Strasbourg include "heritage site", "town of art and history" and "secteur sauvegarde". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Strasbourg is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Molsheim at 20 km and Rosheim at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Strasbourg, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Strasbourg in Grand-Est.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bas-Rhin

Map of places to visit near Strasbourg


Markets in and near Strasbourg

Market days in Strasbourg: weekly market: Wednesday all day & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday all day;

  • Strasbourg: market Wednesday all day & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday all day (0km)
  • Ostwald: market Friday (4km)
  • Illkirch-Graffenstaden: market Saturday (5km)
  • Schiltigheim: market Thursday (5km)
  • Bischheim: market Friday (6km)
  • Erstein: market Thursday (17km)
  • Brumath: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Molsheim: market Monday (20km)
  • Obernai: market Thursday (23km)
  • Bischwiller: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Strasbourg, Alsace

Tourist attractions near Strasbourg, France

What to do at Strasbourg? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Strasbourg.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vosges-du-Nord (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique de l'université de Strasbourg (3km)
  • Le jardin de Marguerite (10km)
  • Jardin du chateau de Kolbsheim (13km)
  • Jardin de l'Escalier (20km)
  • Domaine du Windeck (27km)
  • Jardin botanique du col de Saverne (36km)
  • Jardin de la ferme bleue (38km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Champ du Feu (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Bischheim (6km)
  • Drusenheim (26km)
  • Diebolsheim (31km)
  • Itterswiller (33km)
  • Marckolsheim (47km)
  • Bergheim (50km)
  • Ribeauville (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Cigoland (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Strasbourg

Canton: Strasbourg

Arrondissement: Strasbourg-Ville

Department: Bas-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 67000

Distance to Strasbourg

from Strasbourg (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 501 km

from Nice: 541 km

from Bordeaux: 758 km

from Strasbourg: 3 km

Getting here

Strasbourg is in the north-east of France. Most visitors fly into Paris or drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk (allow around 6 hours) For driving distances to Strasbourg from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Eckbolsheim, Illkirch-Graffenstaden, Oberhausbergen, Ostwald and Schiltigheim.

This page in French: Visiter Strasbourg

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