Student life in Strasbourg
Studying in Strasbourg is studying in the capital of the Alsace region, at the heart of Europe. Strasbourg is located at the Rhine river at the border with Germany. It is a beautifull city with a rich history. Its artichectural styles are divers, including both typical Alsacian and modern architectures. This is especially well illustrated when you look at the sharp contrast in styles between the historic city center with the Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the modern seat of the European Parliament.
It is an international city that houses the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Youth Centre.
It is a cultural city that counts numerous musea, concert halls, theaters and an Opera House. In December its city center transforms into a Christmas market, one of the oldest and finest of Europe.
It is a sparkling city with restaurants, bars and a rich nightlife culture.
It is a culinary city, where you can find French haute cuisine, typical Alsace cuisine, and influences from Germany and many other parts of the world. It lies along the Wine Route, and is part of one of France’s largest wine producing regions.
It is a connected city with a well-developed bus and tram infrastructure. Above all, it is the first cycling city in France with over 550 km of cycling lanes.
It is a sportive city with multiple university sporting facilities and health circuits all around the city. It offers easy access to the Vosges Mountains (45 minutes, accessible by bus) with its many hiking paths, cycling paths and multiple ski-resorts.