Strasbourg – La Petite France, Cathedral and Palais Rohan

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On Sunday morning, some of us went for a stroll around Strasbourg and made use of free entry to museums and the cathedral which is every first Sunday of the month.

While looking for a place to have brunch, we wondered by “La Petite France”, shown below:

"La Petite France" - Credit: Ryan J.M. Laird. All Rights Reserved

“La Petite France” – Credit: Ryan J.M. Laird. All Rights Reserved

We found a very nice cafe which served a tasty brunch, as pictured. In my opioion, it is a work of art which is a shame to spoil. Alas, hunger prevails.

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We later ventured up the cathedral, where I took some nice shots:

Peering through the cathedral - one "antique" to a nearby antique shop. Credit: Ryan J.M. Laird. All Rights Reserved.

Peering through the cathedral – one “antique” to a nearby antique shop. Credit: Ryan J.M. Laird. All Rights Reserved.

Overlooking Strasbourg city.

Overlooking Strasbourg city. Amazing style architecture.

Inside the cathedral was spectacular. Featured is this astronomical clock, dating from 1843:

Astronomical clock inside Strasbourg cathedral.

Astronomical clock inside Strasbourg cathedral.

Next to the cathedral is Palais Rohan (Rohan Palace) which contains also three museums: the Archaeological Museum (Musée archéologique, basement), the Museum of Decorative Arts (Musée des Arts décoratifs, ground floor) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-arts, first and second floor). The city gallery, Galerie Robert Heitz, is also in a side wing of the palace.

Inside Palais Rohan, Strasbourg

Inside Palais Rohan, Strasbourg.

Following a tour of our new city, some of us headed to our local Irish bar “The Dubliners” for the Wimbledon (tennis) final.

All images are taken by the author, R.J.M.Laird. All Rights Reserved.