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Welcome to Strasbourg, the official seat of the European Parliament! Strasbourg is situated in eastern France, close to the border with Germany, and is home to 300,000 people. With its proximity to Germany, Switzerland and Italy, Strasbourg is the perfect place to study abroad.
GETTING TO STRASBOURG
Strasbourg Airport (SXB) is located 6 miles west of the city centre, with limited domestic and European flights. There is a regular train service from the airport into the city centre, or if you prefer, you can call one of the local taxi companies. (TIP: another option for international students is to fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and connect with Strasbourg via TGV train.) If you are travelling by train, Gare de Strasbourg is located in the city centre. If you are travelling by bus, Strasbourg Bus Station is located opposite the train station in the city centre.
GETTING AROUND STRASBOURG
Public transport in Strasbourg is operated by the CTS (Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois). The city is serviced by a metro, tram and bus network. Both the metro and the tram networks operate 2 lines within the city. The bus network is more extensive and operates throughout the city centre and local suburbs. All public transport is clean and reliable and tickets are inexpensive. Strasbourg also operates the Vélhop bike service, which is an inexpensive bike hire system with hundreds of bike stations throughout the city.
STAYING IN STRASBOURG
For short term accommodation, use one of the city's excellent hostels. For longer term student accommodation, check out our dedicated section for student accommodation in Strasbourg.
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THINGS TO DO IN STRASBOURG
Strasbourg is a city rich in culture and offers a wide variety of attractions. Spend a great day-out at the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain or the Musée Alsacien, visit the Cathedral, or if you are a sports fan, there is 'CFA football' at the Stade de la Meinau. We highly recommend spending a few hours at the Musée "Les secrets du chocolat", or visiting the picturesque 'Petite France' neighbourhood with its cobblestone streets and medieval buildings. For the more energetic, enjoy a run or a cycle along the Rhône-Rhine canal or through the streets and parks in the city.
SHOPPING IN STRASBOURG
Strasbourg offers a diverse shopping experience thanks to its Franco-German history. Popular shopping streets include, rue Hellebardes, rue Gutenberg and rue du 22 Novembre, where you will find the popular French department store Galerie Lafayettes. For exclusive stores, visit Le Carre d'Or area of the city, and if you prefer shopping malls, there is the Rivetoile and the Place des Halles. Strasbourg also has a number of fun local street markets, including the marché aux puces on rue de Vieil-Hôpital.
STUDYING IN STRASBOURG
Strasbourg is home to three universities and several colleges including the Université Louis-Pasteur and the Université Robert Schuman. For more info. on studying in Strasbourg, visit the university section of the website.
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