Bordering Germany, home to the European Parliament and capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is a fabulous, European melting pot. With its rich architectural heritage, Strasbourg is stunning, whatever time of year you go. Book a flight to Strasbourg and spend a day at its amazing Christmas market, a fairy tale experience as pretty as the festive lights that decorate the town. Strasbourg is colourful and bedecked with flowers. The historic quarter of ‘Petite France’ and the central districts are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most famous being Krutenau Cronenbourg, Robertsau and the beautiful Orangerie. As Victor Hugo said, the French Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame is ‘a gigantic and delicate marvel’. Reserve a hotel room in Strasbourg at a stone’s throw from its legendary landmarks. There are plenty of museums in Strasbourg including the Rohan Palace, the Prince Bishops Castle and the Tomi Ungerer Museum with its 8,000 illustrations. And don’t forget the wine tours! Each town you’ll cross has its ‘nectar’; great when drunk with a serving of Alsacian dishes such as Flaemmekueche, Kougelhopf or Backehoff. Once back in town, if you still have room, settle down to a ‘Chou croute’ (sauerkraut) and pint of Kronenbourg, Strasbourg’s home brew at La Maison Kammerzel, perfectly placed opposite the cathedral.