Tag Archives: Strasbourg

Summer Night Magic: Light Shows in Strasbourg

A perfect August night in Strasbourg follows an almost unbearably hot, sunny day because when the sun goes down, a fresh breeze arises to cool the heavy air, and the streets come to life with both tourists and residents looking for … Continue reading

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Relaxation Guaranteed: Baden-Baden and the Black Forest

This blog is supposed to be about France, of course, but living in Strasbourg means daily contact with the German culture, whether through contact with its people (the crowds of German tourists downtown or the local business owners of that … Continue reading

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Discovering the Fête de la Musique

As late the first week of June, I was starting to think that summer would never come to Alsace. Gray skies and constant rain were starting to take a toll on everyone’s mood. So last Friday, after a week or … Continue reading

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To Normandy and the Mont St. Michel

Thanks to a few religious holidays in early May that shut down cities and commerce in Alsace, I was able to escape for four days to the northwest of France. It all started with a brochure that I found in … Continue reading

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Tour of Faith in Strasbourg #2: Saint-Jean

Alsace, and Strasbourg in particular, are rich in religious history; from time to time, I plan to explore a new religious structure in the city. Today’s focus: Saint-Jean Location: 13 Quai Saint Jean Affiliation: Roman Catholic History and Art: Constructed … Continue reading

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Meeting Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin came to Strasbourg on Wednesday to promote his new film Mobius; he participated in a question-and-answer session with the audience and signed autographs. The 2012 Academy Award winner for Best Actor was joined by fellow Mobius actress Cecile … Continue reading

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Tour of Faith in Strasbourg #1: Sainte Pierre-Le-Jeune

The French have a reputation for a lack of interest in religion. While it is true that the French express their religious views less publicly than in the U.S. -a French president who utters the words “God Bless France” would … Continue reading

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