|Catching up with David - yay!|
One of the brilliant things about living where we do, is that so many other places are very close to us. Strasbourg is less than 3 hours drive away and it's a fab destination for a long weekend. Strasbourg is a gorgeous town, dripping with history (the Romans first pitched up in 12BC), and the entire town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We stayed in the Sofitel Strasbourg Grand Ile, booked on booking.com and got great prices. The Sofitel is in a great location, and is in the process of being done up, so make sure you ask for one of the new rooms when you book - you won't be disappointed. We had a great room with opening windows (always a bonus), huge king bed, Nespresso machine, iPod dock, free wifi (yay!) and lovely amenities in the bathroom. The hotel lobby is big and posh and there's a decent restaurant and a fun bar. We had dinner in the restaurant on the first night, and it was okay (the wine was great!), but not amazing. Go out and explore!
|Flower arrangement in the lobby of the hotel.|
We also did the Batorama Boat Tour, which was a brilliant way to see the town from a different angle. Tickets are €9.60 for adults and €5.20 for children, and you can buy them at the dock. The tour takes 1 hour and 20 minutes and the boats are covered by a glass roof for inclement weather. They are also heated in winter so you can keep snuggly warm.
|Strasbourg by water.|
|Check out the seagull! Didn't know it was even in the frame until afterwards.|
|Make sure you take the boat tour.|
We hadn't made any dinner reservations, but we wandered about and had great meals wherever we ate. You can pretty much cover Strasbourg in a long weekend, so go and visit if you get the chance!
|Brilliant breakfast out a cafe in Strasbourg.|
|The Fish Market|
|Lemon & sugar crepe for breakfast - yummo!|
|Crepe and icecream - scrummy!|
|Artisan bakery - amazing!|
|Hermes - bliss!|
|Don't forget to look up when you're walking around.|
You never know what you might see!
|A welcoming gentleman on a church door.|
|"What? What did you say?"|
|"Sorry, can you call your dog? He's biting my ankle!"|
|"I've got a large key, but no nose - win some, lose some."|