Car Hire Strasbourg Train Station
Find your perfect car hire at Strasbourg Train StationStrasbourg is a small French town with plenty of German influence. With its medieval architecture, winding streets and timber houses, visiting Strasbourg is akin to entering a fairy tale. Grab your Avis hire car at the Strasbourg Train Station and start exploring.
Plan your journey from Strasbourg Train StationDrive for 10 minutes via the Boulevard de Lyon from Strasbourg Train Station, and you’ll reach the centre of Strasbourg itself. The capital of the Alsace region, this city walks a fine line between Germany and France.
The picturesque Petite France Quarter is a great place to start your visit - once home to fishermen, millers, and tanners. Here you’ll see perfect examples of half-timbered houses dating back to the 16th century. The gothic Notre Dame cathedral is also found here, with its impressive 142-metre spire. You can tour the cathedral at your leisure.
When it comes to museums, Strasbourg has plenty. The new Modern and Contemporary Art Museum has an enormous collection of paintings and sculptures and the Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum is home to the finest collection of medieval works in France (and is located at the cathedral). For more historical landmarks, the 18th century baroque Palais Rohan is a must-see.
When it comes to shopping, boutiques and markets abound. Check out the flea market in the Place de l’Hôpital, or the farmers’ market on Place du Marche aux Poissons.
If you’re ready to spend time in Strasbourg, your Avis car rental will help you get the most out of your stay.
Beyond StrasbourgCastles, tiny villages with canals, and beautiful nature parks are all within easy reach of Strasbourg.
You’ll find Colmar just 50 minutes from Strasbourg – just take the A35. This is one of the most popular towns in the Alsace region, and is known as ‘Little Venice’ thanks to its canals and bridges laden with flowers. It’s also the birthplace of Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor who created the Statue of Liberty, and there is a museum devoted to him here.
Long the centre of European conflicts and rivalry between nobility, it’s not surprising that the Alsace region has more castles than anywhere else in Europe. There are over 400, and if there’s one must-see, it’s the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, located 45 minutes from Strasbourg via the A35. Spend some time exploring this medieval fortress restored in the early 20th century.
Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park
The Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park is located 55 minutes from Strasbourg via the A4. It’s a designated Unesco world reserve, with the likes of sandstone crusts eroded into unusual formations resembling towers, mushrooms, or arches. More than 60% of the park is covered in forest, making it exceptional for hiking.
To see all that the Alsace region of France has to offer, all you have to do is drive.