Strasbourg is near the France-Germany border and is about 400 km away from Paris. It is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France. Several European institutions can also be found in this city. What impressed me the most during our one-day trip to this French city with German influence, is the towering Strasbourg Cathedral, also known as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg or Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg.
|A portion of the facade of the Strasbourg Cathedral|
|Outside the Strasbourg Cathedral with my gracious host and aunt Tita Glenda|
But aside from its Gothic and Romanesque architectural structures, Strasbourg charmed me with musicians on the street, books and flowers on the square, plus the pastry beignet and chestnuts sold on a fancy train outside the Strasbourg Cathedral.