Located 4 km west of the Rhine River on the German border, Strasbourg lies in the NE corner of France at the confluence of the Bruche and Ill rivers. Located in the middle of all major European travel routes, this metropolitan city has long been known as "the crossroads of Europe." The city center, easily navigated on foot, is surrounded by canals formed from the Ill River. Visitors may take in the sights of the city by boat, passing the Ponts-Couverts -- covered bridges linked by medieval watchtowers -- and the picturesque Petite France, once the tanner's district, lined with timber-framed houses. The city also boasts one of the loveliest cathedrals in France, the Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and one of the oldest and most active universities.
Tourist Office 17 place de la Cathedrale Phone: 33 3 88 52 28 28 Fax: 33 3 88 52 28 29