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Here is our selection of the must-sees during this holiday season in Strasbourg.

Visit different markets, heritage, culture and flavors, live a unique Christmas in the Alsatian capital.

A magical city

Illuminations

Strasbourg looks its best in the run-up to Christmas.

The city’s streets, houses, churches, windows and balconies twinkle with thousands of lights and decorations – each as original as the next.

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From 24 December to 7 January 2018, Place Kléber

The Christmas Tree

Tons of Christmas wreath decorate its streets.

The Christmas tree, star of this Illuminations that takes place Place Kléber almost steal the show from the magnificent cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg.

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Strolling in this district loved in Strasbourg

Petite France

Petite France, Strasbourg’s picturesque historic quarter, is a must-visit location for anyone coming to the city.

With its half-timbered houses, maze of narrow winding streets and canals that criss-cross the district, the area is steeped in history and simply oozes charm.

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Do not miss!

The Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCS)

The Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCS) – soon to celebrate its 20th anniversary – is a 5,000 m2 museum housing around 20,000 works.

The imposing glass structure, built on the banks of the Ill, is also a truly unique work of art in its own right.

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(Re)Discover Alsace

Alsatian Museum

The Alsatian Museum is a museum of art and popular traditions housed in three typical Renaissance-period buildings connected by a network of wooden staircases and walkways.

Its 5,000-strong collections stand testament to rural life in Alsace in the 18th and 19th centuries and include furniture, costumes, ceramics, farming and wine-growing tools, toys, religious artworks and much more besides.

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A UNESCO World heritage Site

Neustadt

Strasbourg’s Neustadt (New Town) is a new area of the city built by the Germans during the Reichsland period (late 19th century).

Construction work began in the 1880s and continued until the 1950s – a vast project that, in total, created 10,000 new buildings and tripled the size of the city.

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From 8 to 17 December.

OZ les métiers d’art

OZ, Les Métiers d’Art is an exhibition in the centre of Strasbourg running from 8 to 17 December. It aims to unearth new artistic talent, displaying single and small-run pieces by talented designers.

A brand-new way to sell art and design, the event is held at the Résidence Charles de Foucauld.

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Discover the traditional products of our region

The Christmas food market

Head over to the Christmas food market to sample traditional Christmas foods from our region.

Served up by a range of federations and association from Alsace

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The traditional markets

Strasbourg’s Christmas Markets are among the oldest and biggest of their kind in Europe, taking over the entire historic city centre.

Some locations have even become synonymous with Christmas traditions in the city.

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Icelandic culture is rich in Christmas traditions

Discover Iceland

This year, Iceland is the star of the show. So head over to the Icelandic Village at Place Gutenberg to discover its charms for yourself.

Each year, the Christmas Markets invite a guest country along to bring an extra touch of magic to the city.

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