STRASSBOURG

Old Aug 15th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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STRASSBOURG

I plan to drive from Zurich to Strassbourg. Would appreciate some help on a good hotel selection in a good location. Will spend two nights (Saturday, Sunday)second weekend in September.
How about things to do and see? Places to eat? Any other advice.
Thanks.
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Old Aug 15th, 2006, 01:25 PM
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www.hotel-rohan.com

I like this charming 3 star on a pedestrian street, very near the 800 yr old cathedral.
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Old Aug 15th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Hi rich,

It will help you in your research to spell it Strasbourg.

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Old Aug 15th, 2006, 05:39 PM
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DH and I stayed at the Rohan in 2004. Great location, lovely hotel, friendly and helpful staff, would stay there again.
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Old Aug 15th, 2006, 05:41 PM
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That's okay. Google asks, Did you mean Strasbourg? - and then proceeds to list 2,660,000 links to Strassbourg.
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Old Aug 16th, 2006, 08:01 AM
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Hi robe,

Do you trust links that don't know how to spell the name of the city?

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Old Aug 16th, 2006, 11:46 AM
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No.

I was merely pointing out that if you misspell a proper name you're searching for, Google will usually offer a corrected version. Which you can click on.
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Old Aug 16th, 2006, 01:02 PM
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I stayed in the Petit France area and loved it. The Regent Petit France hotel was really nice and well located. It was paid for by the company so I can't remember how expensive it was.
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 10:09 AM
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Enjoyed my stay at Hotel de l'Europe. A Best Western on a convenient, quiet pedestrian street near Petit France.

http://www.hotel-europe.com/
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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Here's another vote for Hotel de l'Europe. I don't know if the receptionist, Marie, still works there as we stayed there in 2002. But she sent was very helpful prior to the trip by answering my questions. I had a question about the train schedule and she researched it and got back to me overnight. The hotel is decorated nicely yet simple. I requested a room under the eaves which I don't recommend. The room was very large for Europe, but it was not renovated recently. The bathroom was painted an electric blue color and the bathtub was also blue. I suggest to request a more updated room. Location was great as it's on the corner of a pedestrianized street which leads to the main street and the La Petit France area. The hotel's buffet breakfast was very good with meats, cheese, yogurt, juice, and the regular fare.
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 11:06 AM
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Just a bit of nitpicking : it's PetitE France
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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Strasbourg in French
Strassburg in German/Alsatian
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 11:41 AM
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Another hotel possibility would be Maison Rouge. Ask for a room with a/c.
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 12:21 PM
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I enjoyed spending 40 € for the Etap Hôtel facing the train station.
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 01:13 PM
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"Strasbourg in French
Strassburg in German/Alsatian"

...depending on where the frontier is at the moment?
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 03:08 PM
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I enjoyed the Rohan and the convenient neighborhood. There is an interesting museum (Palais des Rohan) nearby and a landing for a riverboat tour. Lots of restaurants but I don't remember the names. The hotel owner/staff will recommend restaurants.

Easy walk to Galeries Lafayette and other shops.
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 03:14 PM
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>.depending on where the frontier is at the moment?
It's good the way it is today
Not Strassburg but Straßburg btw.
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 03:41 PM
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logos....RICHTIG
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Old Aug 18th, 2006, 11:46 PM
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If you are interested in frontiers/borders, when you are in Strasbourg, go to the Jardin des deux rives : this public park is in both France(Strasbourg) and Germany(Kehl) (with a bridge in the middle) - There are often open air concerts there.
To go there, the public bus #21 operated by the CTS (Strasbourg public transports) serves both cities (they share a large number of infrastructures)
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