strasbourg christmas le sycomore

Christmas is probably the most popular time to visit Strasbourg, which has the largest Christmas markets in Europe. (Makes me wonder who has the largest in the world?) Strasbourg turned out to be such a lovely place that I can image it being even more charming in summer. As the capital city of Alsace province, which is known for the fairy-tale-like towns and dry Rieslings, Strasbourg reminded me of the Grimm's story books that kept my company for so many years. It was also fun to experience strong German culture (mainly beers and choucroute) within France border, as a result of alternating control between the two neighbor countries during wartime.

During Christmas, the extravagant decorations, warm and sweet

During Christmas, the extravagant decorations, warm and sweet

Guglhupf ring cake, a staple bakery here, like a upside-down muffin

Guglhupf ring cake, a staple bakery here, like a upside-down muffin

Cathedral Notre Dame during holiday season

Cathedral Notre Dame during holiday season

 
strasbourg christmas le sycomore
strasbourg christmas le sycomore

Most activities are concentrated in the area called Grande-Ill, surrounded by River Ill. It was a manageable walk from Cathedral Notre Dame to Petite France, two of the most popular spots for visitors.

It was a nice walk along the river -- but would be perfect if there was some sunshine!

 

 

S.J. is wearing 

Uniqlo X Lemaire Wool Coat

Han Kjobenhavn Sunnies

Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers

strasbourg christmas le sycomore
 

Le Petite France

Lovely, but a little gloomy under the heavy cloud

strasbourg christmas le sycomore
strasbourg christmas le sycomore
strasbourg christmas le sycomore

On the date of our departure, the sun finally came out and the scene became much more vivid and upbeat. The light is the magician.

strasbourg petite france le sycomore
strasbourg petite france le sycomore
 

MAMCS

We discovered Strasbourg's museum of contemporary and modern arts (MAMCS) during our minimalist hunt. It was a nice break from the medieval styles and rest ourselves in this quiet, white space.

MAMCS Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
MAMCS Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
MAMCS Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
MAMCS Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
MAMCS strasbourg christmas le sycomore
MAMCS Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
 

Les Haras

For restaurant, we highly recommended the Les Haras Brasserie, which has amazing interior design and was interestingly an 18th-century horse stable renovated and reopened in 2013. We were not able to book a table, which was the biggest regret for our trip. SO, BOOK EARLY!!

les haras
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