Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region of France and is most widely known for hosting a number of important European institutions. It is also famous for its beautiful historical centre - the Grande Ile, which was the first city centre to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in a metropolitan area spanning across the river into the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine. The city itself is the seat of the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Ombudsman, the Eurocorps, the European Audiovisual Observatory and, most famously, the European Parliament, which also holds sessions in Brussels.
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Climate and Geography
√ Trams : - Almost 200,000 trips are made every day by tram throughout Strasbourg and vicinity.
√ Cycling : - Strasbourg has a fine cycling infrastructure, and the city even maintains a non-profit organization to rent bicycles.
√ TGV trains : - Regularly scheduled TGV service began in June 10, 2007, on the new high-speed railway line from Paris to Strasbourg. The new trains go 320 kilometers per hour on the newly-built section of tracks. So now it only takes 2 hours and 20 minutes to get from Paris to Strasbourg.
− Air : - Strasbourg's airport, Strasbourg-Entzheim, is 12km (7.5mi) southwest of the city centre. The Navette Aéroport, run by CTS, links the Baggersee tram stop southwest of the city with the airport.
− Bus : - City bus 21 links place Gutenburg with the Stadhalle in Kehl, just across the Rhine.
− Rail : - The train station is linked to Metz, Nancy and Paris' Gare de L'Est; and, internationally, to Basel and Frankfurt. Route du Vin destinations include Colmar, Dambach-la-Ville, Obernai and Sélestat.
Shopping and Entertainment
Strasbourg overflows with antiques shops, artisans, craftspeople, and beer makers. So, people interested to shop in the following areas, have a lot in store for them in Strasbourg.
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