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18. Lovely Strasboug

French but German too.

sunny 22 °C

Such a pretty place with a split personality! It’s architecture shows how it’s been a borderland between France and Germany and it’s street signs are bilingual. It makes it the ideal for visitors from both France and Germany as they can feel they’ve experienced something different…but not too different. We set off from our hotel near the station and made our way to the cathedral. Huge, Gothic and with wonderful carvings, it dominates its square and the mass of tourists there to see it. In front of the building, crowds throng, but there is far more square at the side which is relatively empty and we were able to sit in the sun enjoying the grandeur. On the tourist trail next are the canals of petite France….so picturesque and photogenic is this area, it must adorn thousands of jigsaws! It was hard to decide what to photograph as with the lovely weather, it all was worthy of a picture.
The most difficult task was to decide where to eat out of the many restaurants available…except opening hours were many and varied. Some only did breakfast and lunch, others opened late or closed early. Finally we found one for which we didn’t need a second mortgage and settled down with food accompanied by a lovely fresh-tasting local Riesling. Then we returned to the hotel where as we are in France, I could watch the rugby on tv!

Posted by nanny0gg 06:09 Archived in France

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