Eurostar to Strasbourg
Home to the European Parliament, the ancient city of Strasbourg is the largest city in the Grand Est region of France. This vibrant destination shares a border with Germany and its food and culture are proudly Alsatian. You can travel to Strasbourg by Eurostar train from St Pancras International in 4 hours and 50 minutes. To get there you will need to leave your train at Paris Gare du Nord then board a TGV train from Gare de l’Est to Strasbourg station.
The UNESCO rated old town (La Petite France) is particularly stunning with its mix of architectural styles, four picturesque canals and houses that date back to the 16th century. Strasbourg is known as a particularly cultural city and visitors will enjoy spending time at one or more of its 10 museums including the Alsatian Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Planetarium. Want a winter break with a difference? Then head here in December to enjoy one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. Food lovers will also enjoy this city for its exciting fare including the famous Tarte flambee and delicious braided pretzels.
Eurostar to Strasbourg
It is possible to travel from London St Pancras right into the heart of Strasbourg on Eurostar in around 5 hours 50 minutes. Simply board a Eurostar train to Paris Gare du Nord and then transfer to Paris Gare de l’Est (7 minutes by foot) and board a TGV train to Strasbourg station. Prices start from £62.19.
Eurostar to Strasbourg: Must-see
Strasbourg Cathedral is stunning both inside and out. Its ornate Gothic façade frames the stunning rose window at the centre. Visitors will also love its Astronomical Clock built which was built in 1547. Every day at 12:30 pm, carved apostles marches around in front of Christ. Beneath that, characters representing the four stages of man pass before Death. If you’re visiting Strasbourg, don’t miss this.
Where to eat in Strasbourg
Housed in a former post office in the Finkwiller area, Restaurant Fink’Stuebel serves typically Alsatian food like a duck-foie gras, pot-au-feu salat and braised calf head. And don’t forget to leave room for the iced guggelhopf with cherry schnapps.
What to buy in Strasbourg
Wine lovers will be in heaven in Strasbourg as it’s a stone’s throw away from the famous Alsatian Wine Trail where some excellent varieties of wine including Pinot Noir, Riesling and Gewürztraminer are grown. Head to a specialist wine store for the best choice of wines. These stores can also ship wines to you too.
Where to stay in Strasbourg
Hotel & Spa Regent Petite France €€€
The Regent Petite France is one of the most charming hotels in Strasbourg. This five-star hotel is situated in a 17th century canal-side mill that originally housed blocks of ice. Today, it’s a comfortable hotel with great views and a real sense of history.
La Résidence de l’Orangerie €€
La Résidence de l’Orangerie is a reasonably priced hotel that is situated only 450 yards from the European Parliament and half a mile from the Botanical Gardens. As well as the usual hotel facilities some suites have a dining area or terrace.
Eurostar fans will love this 2-star hotel. Situated close to the station, it offers 71 clean and comfortable rooms at reasonable prices.