The European rally

During the Middle Ages Strasbourg hosted trade fairs that attracted merchants from all over Europe. The establishment of the Council of Europe in 1949 and later of the European Parliament helped to reinforce the city’s vocation as a European capital As a result, impressive buildings of contemporary architecture have strengthened…

Discovering old Strasbourg

Strasbourg has cathedral at the foot of which the city has grown over the centuries. As an economic centre, the Gutenberg district was the seat of the Town Hall and the River Customs. The “Petite France” district is made up of typical half-timbered houses. topics discussed Discovery of essential monuments…

District “La Petite France”

The district “La Petite France” is undoubtedly the most picturesque in Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners had settled there because of the proximity of the water. The half-timbered houses were built with louvered attics that allowed the tanned skins to dry in a permanent air flow. topics discussed Construction principles…

Around the cathedral

“Notre Dame of Strasbourg” Cathedral is the heart of the city. The facade is in sandstone and richly decorated. The unique 142-metre high spire has been the highest in Europe for centuries. Half-timbered houses have been built at the foot of this building, the most famous of which is the…