This yr I lastly made it to Strasbourg for a glimpse at this metropolis that basically is aware of easy methods to costume up for the vacations. A stroll via Strasbourg’s Christmas markets (open from November 26th to December 26th) invitations into the vacation spirit of town. The oldest in France and one of many first in Europe, these markets date again to 1570. With over 300 retailers unfold all through town middle, stalls line the well-known Strasbourg Cathedral the place chiming bells mingle with Christmas tunes. The soundtrack alone units a vacation temper.
Every of the 13 markets – scattered alongside the river and filling metropolis squares – reveals its personal attraction, with limitless arrays of presents and goodies. Together with festive decorations that convey a contact of Strasbourg residence, uncover artisanal pottery and regionally crafted jewellery, handmade toys and knitwear for youngsters, and even scented candles and wonder merchandise.
Whether or not merely inhaling the sights and sounds of Christmas within the Alsace or purchasing for stocking stuffers, take a petite pause to style all of the delicacies that Strasbourg is finest identified for. Tarte flambée, anybody?
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