Since this is a throwback post, my outfit items are no longer for sale, but I’ve found you some similar (if not more fashionable) items!
I am absolutely a Disney princess kind of girl. So when I was planning my trip to Europe last summer, I couldn’t turn down a trip to the dreamiest part of France: the Alsace region in northeastern France. It is this dreamy part of France that was the inspiration for the setting of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (a personal favourite). Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region and I just couldn’t resist. This romantic French city was our fourth and final stop. Although I only had a couple of days to explore the beauty of Strasbourg, it was everything that this Disney girl anticipated.
My Mom and I stayed at the Couvent de Francisiain at 18 Rue du Faubourg de Pierre. The perfect location for sight-seeing, we were a few minutes walk down the road from the beautiful Cathédrale Nôtre Dame de Strasbourg and the bustling city square.
The detail of the architecture of Nôtre Dame is astounding. Even more astounding is the fact that it was built over 1000 years ago, in 1015. It is an absolute must-see when exploring in Strasbourg. Even better, you can admire the cathedral from the plethora of delicious French restaurants that line the city square. We chose to eat at La Cigogone crêperie and I had a delicious raspberry jam-filled crêpe. There’s just something magical about those French crêpes.
The cathedral is actually on an island called La Grande Île, so the only way to get there is to cross these breath-takingly beautiful bridges covered in whimsical floral bouquets. Traveling is tough.
Pretty much every street and building was an exceptional photo-taking opportunity that I (obviously) could not turn down.
Shockingly, there is one area of Strasbourg that is even more whimsical than the rest. That area is Petite France. The half-timbered buildings that line La Rivière Ill are something out of a fairytale.
We also visited Le Palais Rohan. The Palais is the former residence of the prince-bishops and cardinals of the House of Rohan and currently houses three stunning museums: the Archeological Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts. We took a stroll through the Museum of Decorative Arts. Every room is filled with ornate furniture and the rooms were set up as they would have been in the 1700s.
After a long day exploring this beautiful city, we stopped in at Le Boulanger Banette for some delicious quiche. I really think this picture says it all.
Although Paris will be my forever-love, Strasbourg was pretty fabulous. Next on my list of dreamy French towns is Colmar, also in the Alsace region. I can almost hear it calling my name!
I would love to hear about your favourite French city. Tell me about it, so I can add it to my list!