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Strasbourg City in the Alsace Region of France wear many political hats, including being the capital of the region as well as the seat of the European Parliament. The fact that the city is located near the French-German border allows it to be the capital of the Bas-Rhin d├ępartement and explains its Germanic name.

Popular Points of Interest in Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg City in the Alsace Region of France wear many political hats, including being the capital of the region as well as the seat of the European Parliament. The fact that the city is located near the French-German border allows it to be the capital of the Bas-Rhin département and explains its Germanic name. Thus said, the city is popular with business and leisure travellers. Below are some of the most popular attractions in the city.

1. Strasbourg Cathedral

This cathedral is the seat of Catholic Church in Strasbourg. It is considered to be one of the finest example of Romanesque and late Gothic architecture. Most of the beautiful artwork in the cathedral is credited to Erwin von Steinbach who worked tirelessly on the church from 1277 to his death in 1318.

2. Palais Rohan in Strasbourg

This is one of the most important buildings in Strasbourg in that it hosts three of the most important museums in the city including Archaeological Museum on the basement, the Museum of Decorative Arts on the ground floor and the Museum of Fine Arts on the first and second floor. The Galerie Robert Heitz is also housed in a wing within the palace.

3. Palace of Europe

This is the building that has housed the council of Europe after replacing the House of Europe. It is home to the highest legislative body in Europe. For business tourists who would like to lobby for their business interests, this is the place to be.

4. Strasbourg astronomical clock

Located in the Cathedral of Strasbourg, this is the third clock to feature on the cathedral. It dates back to the period when the French took possession of the city (1681–1870).

5. Barrage Vauban

This is a historic weir that was erected on the river Ill west of the "Petite France" district in Strasbourg. The place looks like it came from a postcard and will be a good place to take pictures and upload on your Facebook Timeline.

The city of Strasbourg is as classy as any French city can be - more so because it hosts politicians. It is the place to beat when one wants to know the inner workings of European politics.

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