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What would you do in Strasbourg on a Sunday?

Apr 15th, 2006, 09:07 AM
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What would you do in Strasbourg on a Sunday?

I am considering staying in Strasbourg on a Saturday and Sunday but will everything be closed in Strasbourg on a Sunday? Traveling by train.
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Apr 15th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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Yes, everything in Alsace-Moselle is closed on Sunday, because those 3 French departments (Haut Rhin, Bas Rhin, Moselle) still function under German law. That leaves the cathedral, the museums, etc. It is the best bicycle city in France, so maybe you will find a place to rent a bike.
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Apr 15th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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How about Monday?
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Apr 15th, 2006, 09:56 AM
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How about Colmar on a Sunday? Same thing?
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Apr 15th, 2006, 10:01 AM
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I'm not sure what kerouac means by saying that the 3 departments "still function under German law", I had thought that the Germans were finally expelled in 1945. Perhaps he means that shopping hours are in conformance with the rigid laws across the border.

In any event, there's lots to do in Strasbourg on a Sunday, if you don't want to shop.

Here's the official tourism site:

http://www.ot-strasbourg.fr/htm_uk/accueil.htm
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Apr 15th, 2006, 10:17 AM
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I'm talking about the laws that were applied when these territories were annexed in 1871. They do not even have the same social security system as the rest of France or separation of church and state. So Sunday is still a day when everything is closed.
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Apr 15th, 2006, 02:19 PM
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kerouac: Thanks for the explanation--it's something that I hadn't been aware of.
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Sep 10th, 2010, 06:53 PM
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what about in mid-December? if I went on a Sunday in mid-December is the christmas market, cathedral going to be open? will la petite france be good to visit on a sunday?
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Sep 10th, 2010, 10:59 PM
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In December, closing laws are suspended like in the rest of France. The stores will be open.

Errr... I think that cathedrals are MEANT to be open on Sundays, no matter what.
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Sep 10th, 2010, 11:02 PM
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Personally, I would do on a Sunday the same things like in a Thursday.
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Sep 10th, 2010, 11:52 PM
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"...What would you do in Strasbourg on a Sunday?..."

Seeing that Strasbourg is a city for those who like to eat incredibly well, I would do as the locals do:

Walk in the morning to get an appetite, drink nice apéritifs to get in the mood, and have a long and copious lunch.

Take a siesta, go for a late-afternoon walk through town (always nice!), and have as big or small a dinner as your constitution allows. That's a typical Strasbourg Sunday well spent.
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Sep 11th, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Um - is the Cathedral going to be open on Sunday? Is this a joke??? It's a working church - not a Disney exhibit - of course it;s open.

Local shops are not open on Sundays. Restaurants, museums and many other places are.
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Sep 13th, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Re: cathedrals on Sunday, I should have said "open to tourists" ... I don't want to attend a full catholic mass and wasn't sure if they reserved Sunday solely for worship.

kerouac says stores are open on Sunday in December. nytraveler says "local shops" are not. does that mean stores that aren't local shops are open? or is one of you wrong?
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