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Carnaval de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Carnival)

Make-up, costumes and music are the main features of any Carnival. Dozens of dazzling floats and thousands of entertainers join the big procession through the streets of Strasbourg for this fun and festive annual event. Due to its proximity to Germany, the Carnival is particularly important in this part of France, as it marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The main parade sets out from the Quai du Général Koenig, winding its way to the Place Kléber two hours later. After live music acts, party-goers continue their revelry at bars and clubs long into the night.

Date: 10 March 2019 - 10 March 2019
Venue: Various.
Cost:

Free.


Nuit des Musées (Museum Night)

Every year, for one night (usually some time in May), the city's museums, as well the university museums, open their doors to the public free of charge between 1030 and 0100. This is a nationwide initiative, which has been very well received in Strasbourg, as special activities, such as public readings, workshops and talks complement the conventional programmes. In Strasbourg, this event is accompanied by various music and light shows on many of Strasbourg's beautiful buildings.

Date: 18 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
Venue: Various.
Cost:

Free.


Fête de la Musique (World Music Day)

This music festival takes place in all major French cities every year on the same date. First conceptualised in 1981, by the then French Minister of Culture Jack Lang, this all-day-and-night celebration of music has become one of the most popular events in Strasbourg. Artists, both professional, amateur and anything in between, all take to the street to perform in a plethora of musical styles.

Date: 21 June 2019 - 21 June 2019
Venue: Various venues.
Cost:

Free.


Bastille Day

National Day commemorates the fall of the Bastille and the beginning of French Revolution. The event is celebrated with an amazing fireworks show.

Date: 14 July 2019 - 14 July 2019
Cost:

Free.


European Fantastic Film Festival

The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival (SEFFF) takes place every year in September and focuses on fantasy, science fiction and horror films. The festival was initiated in 2008 and has gained momentum since, attracting tourists and fans from around the world. The festival now kicks off with the Great Strasbourg Zombie Walk to allow fans to enact their favourite movie genre. The walk’s popularity has propelled it into one of the largest in Europe.

Date: 13 September 2019 - 22 September 2019
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.strasbourgfestival.com
Cost:

Various.


Festival Musica (Festival of Contemporary Music)

This music festival is an ode to Strasbourg long musical and cultural heritage, as it mixes various styles and means of expressions, from contemporary music in all its diverse forms and orchestral pieces to rock, jazz and multimedia creations. Creation and freedom are the fundamental cornerstones of this festival that invites both artists and the public to experiment and question their understanding of music and to embrace the democratisation of culture in Strasbourg.

Date: 20 September 2019 - 05 October 2019
Venue: Cité de la Musique et de la Danse, and other venues.
Website: http://www.festivalmusica.org
Cost:

Various.


Jazz d'Or

A vibrant festival of the best European, especially French, contemporary jazz players – with important links to Germany. The key here is diversity: it has around 30 concerts in 10 different locations with plenty of different nationalities, from French to German to American, plus different jazz styles.

Date: 08 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.jazzdor.com
Cost:

Various.


Christkindelsmärik (Christmas Market)

This famous Christmas Market is fantastic. The little chalets huts that line the Place Broglie, Place de la Cathédrale and other side streets have been going for years. Vendors prepare for this special time months ahead and goodies can include anything from a glass ofvinchaud(mulled wine) to warm snacks and a huge array of gifts, a handful of which are still produced locally. With over 300 stalls, this Christmas Market attracts more than 1.5 million visitors every year. Dotted all around the city, these markets are a great way to get into the holiday spirit and to get extra stocking-fillers.

Date: 23 November 2019 - 30 December 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Around Place de la Cathédrale, place du Château and place du Corbeau.
Website: http://www.noel.strasbourg.eu
Cost:

Free.


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Hôtel Maison Rouge

Well suited for small business meetings and located close to the pedestrianised area around place Kléber, this stylish hotel, with its high-ceilinged breakfast room, is full of character. Its rooms and suites are individually decorated, and the dining room and hall display beautiful pieces of furniture and ceramics.

Hôtel Monopole Métropole

Not far from the station, this 19th-century three-star hotel is in a quiet street close to the old quarter. Its elegant rooms feature mainly contemporary furnishings, with a few pleasing traditional touches added. This mix of modern and traditional extends to the dining room, with its soaring wooden ceiling and medieval-style alcoves.

Le Kléber Hôtel

You can't beat the location of this cosy two-star hotel – it's right on Place Kléber and steps away from major tram stops. Rooms have colour themes based on spices and other flavours, some with beamed ceilings and tucked into alcoves. Attic rooms offer great views of the square.

Hôtel Hannong

The Horn brothers, renowned modern art collectors, founded this stylish hotel in the 1920s on the site of an 18th-century Hannong china factory. Its understated rooms have contemporary décor with the odd splash of colour amid the neutral palettes. Have a drink in the classy Black & Wine bar and its intimate garden.

Hôtel Régent Petite France & Spa

This chic hotel a former ice factory consists of three 17th-century buildings overlooking the Ill River in Petite France. Behind a traditional façade the hotel's interior is decorated in sleek contemporary designs and original paintings. Facilities include a gastronomic restaurant a champagne bar and a spa with an outdoor hot tub.

Strasbourg Hilton

A short drive from the city centre, this large modern hotel is near the EU institutions and opposite the Congress Centre. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the stylish rooms offer views of the cathedral or the European Parliament. Guests can make use of the sauna and gym as well as extensive business facilities.