Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame
Hailed a ‘Versailles in miniature’, this opulent 18th-century residence is replete with treasures. The basement Musée Archéologique ...
This outfit runs scenic 70-minute boat trips, which glide along the storybook canals of Petite France, taking in the Vauban Dam and the...
Trace Strasbourg’s history from its beginnings as a Roman military camp called Argentoratum at this engaging museum, housed in a...
Ticket office for cultural events.
Bistrot et Chocolat
Chilled bistro hailed for its solid and liquid organic chocolate (ginger is superb), day specials and weekend brunches.
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Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame information
Occupying a cluster of sublime 14th- and 16th-century buildings, this museum harbours one of Europe’s premier collections of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance sculptures (including many originals from the cathedral), plus 15th-century paintings and stained glass. Christ de Wissembourg (c 1060) is the oldest work of stained glass in France.
Hollywood gore seems tame compared to the tortures back when Hell really was hell. Sure to scare you into a life of chastity is Les Amants Trépassés (the Deceased Lovers), painted in 1470, showing a grotesque couple being punished for their illicit lust: both of their entrails are being devoured by dragon-headed snakes.