So with it being Christmas and all, I decided to go to Strasbourg, which is the most well known town in France for its Christmas markets. Having enjoyed the Christmas markets in Germany so much in the past, I decided to give France's a go. I used covoiturage to get there and set off to meet a friend of mine living there. We spent the morning walking around the Christmas markets. I ate some of the german influenced specialties of the area -choucroute , some crepes and had some vin chaud . After that I said goodbye to my friend who was madly studying for university exams and did a city tour.
Strasbourg has been under German and French hands over time and the german influence is still very strong in Strasbourg today, with a lot if its citizens fluent in both French and German. The city's architecture and style is also strongly influenced by Germany and it dawned on me while there, the amazing diversity of France. Probably due to its location, France is blessed with cities and areas as diverse as Europe itself. One can not help be impressed by it while travelling around France.
So after checking out the city's attractions, I met up with my friend again and some of her friends and we went out for the night. It was a good night and we saw a lot of Strasbourg in the process.
Unfortunately I have managed to loose my memory card with the photos from Strasbourg on it so if you want to see the Christmas markets, put Strasbourg christmas markets or marche de noel into google images and you can see what I saw...
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