Capital of Christmas in December, Strasbourg becomes the heart of love with "Strasbourg mon amour." From February 10th to 19th, events, themed tours, concerts and other festive evenings make hearts of the Alsatian city and its visitors' beat in unison.
With its timbered houses, winding alleys, its bridges and cathedral, Strasbourg embodies romance. Even more on Valentine’s Day, when the city hosts a celebration for lovers called “Strasbourg mon amour”--a poetic, festive, cultural and glamorous extravaganza.
From February 10th to the 19th, the true heart of the event, Kleber square, which houses the Café des Amours, will hosts dozens of thematic evenings and musical lunches as well as continuous entertainment on weekends.
Music is particularly at the forefront of this event, with a series of concerts given in prestigious venues, will be open to the public for this celebration. Baroque, classic, romantic, lyrical music is featured, as well as operettes and other genres.
In the footsteps of famous couples in Strasbourg
“Strasbourg mon amour” is also an opportunity to discover the city through the eyes of lovers on guided tours created by the Tourist Office. We learn that Strasbourg witnessed the love of famous couples like Honoré de Balzac and Eve Hanske, Victor Hugo and Juliette Drouet, and Napoleon and Josephine. Other more contemporary love stories are also to be found on the “Love map”, an interactive map of more than 500 romances of Strasbourg.
Walking performances, public readings of love letters in various European languages and a burlesque festival are also on the cards during these ten days of love in the Alsatian capital.
On the trail of famous couples in Strasbourg
"Strasbourg mon amour" is also an opportunity to (re)discover the city. Thanks to the guided tours offered by the Tourist Office. You will learn that Strasbourg witnessed the love of famous couples such as Honoré de Balzac and Eve Hanske, Victor Hugo and Juliette Drouet or Napoleon and Josephine. Other, more contemporary, love stories can also be found on the "Love map", an interactive map listing more than 500 love stories in Strasbourg.