10.18.14 - 10.18.14 72 °F
After a mid night departure, we continued our voyage into the heart of Alsace, the 4th of the 26 regions of France. Alsace is derived from German and means "seated on the Ill River". Our tour today was through Strasbourg city to the old town. Strasbourg is the home of several European institutions including the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. The port of Strasbourg is the second busiest on the Rhine. The city center or Grande Ile was designated a world heritage site in 1988, the first city center to receive this designation. In addition to some wonderful architecture, the highlight is the Cathedral Notre Dame du Strasbourg and its famous astronomical clock. Again it was a perfect fall day!