Capital of Alsace, France, Strasbourg is mostly known for hosting european institutions. However, it is also a very nice place to visit, especially for its old town. The city itself is one of the 9 biggest cities in France, gathering about 450,000 people, counting the surroundings. Part of the connurbation is located on the eastern bank of the Rhine, in Kehl, Germany.
Entzheim's airport is located south-west of the city, with domestic as well as international flights (but not so much as a real european capital should have...). There are several flights a day to and from Paris.
Buses takes travellers to the southern central point of the urban transports of the city, which is connected to the tramway (direct line to the town center). A " tram-train " line is planned to open in 2008 running directly from the airport to the town center.
The train station is located in the western town center, connected with the tramway, with buses and many taxis waiting outside (to the left of the front of the station).
You can reach Strasbourg by many highways :
Eurolines provide bus service to the city.
It is possible to rent bikes :
40 kilometers of tramway lines run through the city.
There are many hotels around the station, especially at the place de la Gare and in the rue du Maire Kuss. Most of Strasbourg hotels are fully booked during the Christmas Market period (december) and the EU parliament sessions.