PRÊT À PAR­TIR

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All the news and in­spi­ra­tion you need to in­form your next trip to France.

When it comes to l’amour, most peo­ple will think of Paris. But Stras­bourg, cap­i­tal of the Grand Est re­gion, re­veals a romantic side of its own with a fes­ti­val ded­i­cated to love.

Stras­bourg mon amour, which runs from 10-19 Fe­bru­ary, high­lights the city’s romantic ap­peal, with its quaint cob­bled streets, half-tim­bered houses, and net­works of pretty canals and bridges such as the Pont des Soupirs ( main picture).

The fes­ti­val, launched in 2014, prom­ises to of­fer a Valentine’s Day like no other. More than 40 events are planned, with high­lights in­clud­ing a retro slow dance, gas­tro­nomic din­ners; tours in the foot­steps of fa­mous fig­ures such as Vic­tor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac, both of whom were en­chanted by Stras­bourg; and screen­ings of romantic films.

Many of the events take place at the Café des Amours ( pic­tured above), a pop-up space in Place Kléber. stras­bourg-mon­amour.eu

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