Bonjour! This week’s carte postale comes from Strasbourg, located near the border with Germany in the Grand Est (Alsace) region of France.
- Between 1870 and 1945, Strasbourg switched between France and Germany four times
- Although the roofs from the bridges over the Ill River (bottom left) were removed in 1784, they are still called Ponts Couverts (covered bridges), or Gedeckte Brücken in German
- Construction on the Cathédrale Notre Dame (right) began in 1015 and was completed over 400 years later in 1439
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Have you been to Strasbourg?
Strasbourg is next on my list of cities to visit in France (well, one day!) Have you been there? Please share your memories and suggestions – I’d love to hear from you!
Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!