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When I shared on the blog my photo diary from Triberg, many of you have asked to see pictures from my trip to Strasbourg so this one is for you!

France is such a beautiful country – I have the most beautiful memories from Lille, Lyon, the Mont Saint-Michel, Nice and Paris, so I knew I would like Strasbourg too. The capital of Alsace, the smallest region of France, is well known for its quaint half-timbered houses, vibrant Christmas market which is actually one of the largest and oldest in Europe and for hosting the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.

I also happen to be a huge fan of the local wines and the tarte flambée, i.e. thin bread dough topped with crème fraîche, sliced onions and lardons (think of it as the Alsatian version of pizza – calorific and really delicious as all naughty things are!). Luckily I’ve spotted this place in Brussels where I can get my fix of Alsatian food!

But I digress. Strasbourg was wonderful indeed. These pictures were taken quite a few months ago when the weather was clearly much warmer, so people were out cycling, enjoying drinks al fresco or roaming the little alleys of Petite France. My friends and I also took the opportunity to visit Colmar but more on that really soon! 

For the moment I am leaving you with a few of my pictures from Strasbourg. They just scratch the surface of what you can see, so if you’re looking for your next destination in France, pick this one.

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Sandy (@smarksthespots)