The Most Romantic City in France | Strasbourg

Written by on January 20, 2015 in Alsace, Festivals and Carnivals

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Love is in the Air in Strasbourg each February when, for ten days – it’s Valentine’s Day!

Strasbourg Mon Amour

If all you need is love, then this great city in northeast France has come up trumps as “Strasbourg Mon Amour” takes place each year in February. There’s nothing else quite like it and it’s earned Strasbourg the reputation of France’s most romantic city for La Saint Valentin. With its little alleyways and squares, canals, bridges and pretty half timbered houses, Strasbourg is a lovely location for romantic couples to enjoy a break.

There’s a full programme of events enabling everyone to have fun and enjoy the beauty of Strasbourg with music, dancing, wine and cuisine, opera, walks and more.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer in the Strasbourg Mon Amour calendar offers.

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The beautiful Pont Couverts, known by the locals as “Pont Soupirs” (bridge of sighs) is lit up to show its full beauty and it’s a stunning location to stand and enjoy the lovely views over the picturesque and historic Petite France quarter of the town.

dancing-in-the-streets-in-franceSlow dance party : Strasbourg goes all out to hold one of the biggest slow dance parties in the world. The Gallery of Aubette, a 1920s avant-garde complex,  is transformed into a dance floor with mirror balls, disco lighting and legendary slow dances for a giant dance party in the city centre. The Slow Dance Party will be spread across the entire city, in shops, restaurants, bars and galleries.

Where: Gallery of Aubette, Place Kléber, and at several locations, across the city.

Love Potions and Literary events, tours and special museum exhibitions – even an opportunity to visit a historic cellar dating back to the 14th century, where lovers will smell the immortality of casks of the oldest wine in the world, while admiring a magnificent wine tun for weddings before tasting a love potion!

Bathing in the moonlight: Decidedly different, the Wacken heated outdoor swimming pool opens up for an enchanted night-time dip.

Enjoy some open-air swimming to the tunes of DJ music, together with water activities, a Love Quiz and loads of other surprises!

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Wacken heated outdoor swimming pool, 8 rue Pierre de Coubertin

restaurant-strasbourgThere are gastronomic evenings with fine dining and fabulous local wines, opera and theatre and a whole lot more.

For all details, dates, times and costs see the Website: www.strasbourg-monamour.eu or visit the tourist office at 17 Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, Alsace. 

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