Strasbourg. France. Another day, another country. Incredible that you can drive from Switzerland, through Germany, and to France in only a few hours.
After the amazing opportunity to tour the Council of Europe this morning, Tony and I and the rest of our senior buddies enjoyed a scrumptious lunch at Le Gruber.
The tour leader had some slight issues finding the restaurant, but we were there in no time, as he wisely followed tip number 1 when travelling.
We were served a starter which was called Les Tartes Flambée. It is essentially bread dough rolled out very thin.
The main was by far the most extravagant. It was meat. Lots of it. Sausages, ham, bacon on saucraut with potatoes.
After stuffing myself to my absolute limit, we were served pear and lemon sorbet doused in, what I later discovered was, 40% Vol liquor called ‘Marc’. Go Europe!
Sightseeing in Strasbourg began at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, which is the highest still-standing structure built entirely in the Middle Ages. It is of course as beautiful on the outside, as it is on the inside.
The Cathedral contains an astronomical clock dating back to the 14th century, and contains a statue acknowledging Saint Antoine.
The rest of the city is petite, with little cobble stone streets and old buildings.
Strolling through ‘Little France’ was when it really felt like we were in France.
I suppose the most interesting part of my trip today was discovering that there are shops in Europe that are dedicated to Christmas items, wait for it … all year round!
Correct me if I am wrong, but I have never seen a shop like this in Australia. It felt like Christmas in April, and it was awesome!