A winter wander in Strasbourg with Julien from Blog Kapoué


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Les ponts couverts de Strasbourg en Alsace
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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 1 February 2023, updated on 2 May 2024

From atop the Ponts Couverts, discover what Strasbourg has to offer, in addition to Petite France, timber-framed houses and the Christmas market… Follow the guide!

A museum that gives you the shivers: the Voodoo Museum

Not far from the quartier Gare (Station Quarter), a water tower dating back to the nineteenth century houses the world's biggest private collection of West-African voodoo objects. I recommend a night-time visit by torchlight: gripping!

A real bit of Alsace: Mireille Oster gingerbread.

You can sample the gingerbread queen's recipes all year round at Rue des Dentelles. In December, you can also find her at the Christmas market in Place Broglie: unmissable.

A bit of stylish shopping at Curieux?

This is a fabulous industrial-style warehouse hidden away at the bottom of a courtyard on the Quai Kellermann. I really enjoy unearthing decorative items, stylish gear and the latest trendy trainers here... Plus, the owner is a darling!

A graphic hotel: the Graffalgar

I may be from Strasbourg, but if I were visiting as a tourist, I would want to stay here at the Graffalgar: every room has been decorated by a different artist. And be sure not to miss brunch in the restaurant.

Out cycling: the Bruche Canal

In Strasbourg, people go out cycling all year round. Thanks to the Vel’Hop stations, it's easy to hire a bike for the day. For some fresh air and a view of the water, go for a ride alongside the famous Bruche Canal, towards the little villages just outside the city.

A community café: Oh my Goodness

Fancy a quick coffee or a bite to eat? Oh my Goodness is a quiet and cosy café, just by the Porte de l'Hôpital tram stop, where you can enjoy healthy lunch options and nice plain cakes.

A gastro-bistro: L'Hédoniste

A truly delicious meal... L'Hédoniste is a gastro-bistro serving uncomplicated, fresh and refined food, just steps away from the Orangerie Park and its mini-zoo.

A refreshing break: Ô fil de l'eau spa

Does the idea of relaxing in peaceful surroundings overlooking the River Ill and the Petite France quarter sound tempting? Then I suggest a visit to the spa at the splendid Hotel Régent. A must-do in the city centre.

An English interlude: Au Fond du Jardin

For a wonderful cup of tea and an array of delicious madeleines, the place to go is the Au Fond du Jardin, with its timeless English decor.

What else?

  • A game of pétanque in the basement of a bar: Le Garde Fou bar in Petite France
  • An aperitif on the Barco Latino barge, on the Malraux Peninsula
  • A brasserie with contemporary decor: Brasserie Michel Debus in Schiltigheim
  • Original and lactose-free cakes and pastries: Gat'O, on Avenue des Vosges
  • A museum to please kids and grown-ups alike: PIXEL Museum in Schiltigheim

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By Julien Renouf

Jack Typhus (or Julien to his friends and family) is a thirty-something native of Strasbourg who has been blogging for seven years. Every day, he scours the streets of his city on the look-out for the new attractions, good ideas and unique personalities that he talks about in his Blog and on his social media pages.

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