This vibrant and picturesque city sits near the German border and is the 2nd most popular tourist city in France. Its historic city center is classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and the Stasbourg Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Rayonnant Gothic architecture. If you plan to travel here from the end of November through the end of December, do not miss out on the Christkindelsmärik, one of the most famous Christmas markets throughout Europe. Nothing will spark holiday cheer more than a warming cup of vin chaud while gazing upon the magnificient Great Christmas Tree in Place Kléber!
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CATHÉDRALE NOTRE DAME DE STRASBOURG
Once the world's tallest building (until 1874), this Catholic cathedral is a marvel of Gothic architecture. It is now the sixth-tallest church on the planet, and can be seen across a wide swath of Alsace.
A former home to bishops and cardinals of the House of Rohan, today's Palais Rohan is both a museum complex and a superlative example of French Baroque architecture.
STRASBOURG MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
One of the grandest museums in all of France, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art features over 18,000 pieces. The impressive museum cafe, located on the roof terrace, is highly recommended.