Strasbourg, France. Bundled where France meets Germany, or Germany meets France? Just enough of both worlds. We woke up at the crack of dawn and took a bus from Zurich to Strasbourg (about 3 hours. ) We rode through Basel and the Alsace region amazed at all of the wide open space once we were in France's wine country.
Once we got off the bus in Strasbourg the first thing on our minds were A.) Pasta B.) Wine
We moseyed into this little hole in the wall restaurant called Le Dome. We had glasses of Chardonnay for 2 euros and some of the best penne France has to offer.
FEAST YOUR EYES.
After our bellies were full, we walked around the town to do some shopping and find some good coffee. Then, the MAIN EVENT!
Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame aka one of the most beautiful cathedrals in all of Europe. This cathedral technically took 300 years to build--pre bulldozers and modern day machinery which just makes it all the more amazing. Construction started in 1015 and was finished in 1439 (!!) The details of the 12 disciples that border the west side(below) are truly unbelievable.
Sneak peek inside:
Leaving the Cathedral, we headed out for some more wine. The wine here is unbelievable, we live in Dallas and a cheap glass of "okay" wine is at least $6. Nothing beats drinking true high-quality wine from the Alsace region of France for 2 euro/glass.
My date :)
We walked around a bit, danced through the streets listening to the accordion men play "When The Saints Go Marching In" and it felt like there was no way we could ever leave this place.
Here's a few last shots :)
A few hours later, it was time to head back to the bus and make our way back to Zurich.
Au revoir, Strasbourg!