What’s on in Strasbourg …?

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What’s on in Strasbourg …?

One of the most wonderful things about Strasbourg is it’s amazing capacity for springing events and festivals. On any given weekend you can more or less guarantee that there will be something going on in the city, but the chances are that you’ll be totally oblivious to it until you stumble upon it.

Today it was the turn of the ‘rue des frères flammenkuchen fête’ (brother’s road tarte flambee festival). Okay it may not sound like much, but it’s not every day they close a road in the city just so that Joe public can eat ham and cheese pizzas in the open.

Next weekend it will be something else – an open-air abattoir festival perhaps – or an aboriginal artists market maybe – but whatever the case the chances that you will know about it in advance are slim to none.

This is because festivals are officially banned in Strasbourg, and so the organisers have to keep it under wraps for fear of persecution… at least that’s the only logical explanation I can come up with to explain the lack of pre-event publicity. Grrr

By | 2006-09-17T00:28:39+00:00 September 17th, 2006|Strasbourg|2 Comments

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  1. […] On the way I bumped into my French teacher – who used the opportunity to test my off-the-cuff French conversation.  If it had been a real exam I would have flunked with flying colours.  We swapped pleasantries, but the look on her face said it all: “I’m dissappointed with you”.  I was fairly dissappointed myself. I scooted through Place Zurich (where they were preparing for the Rhine Festival) to the local branch of ‘La Poste’ and queued up in a pleasant, clean, air-conditioned environment, where I hoped to redeem myself with a bit of brisk parlez-ing.  Again I failed miserably and had to admit, halfway through my non-communication with the cashier, that “my French isn’t the best”.  “No” she agreed. […]

  2. […] Further to my previous post on this matter, Strasbourg excelled itself last weekend. The main Festival of the weekend happened to be Rhine Fest (a Franco-German knees-up either side of the Phine) and there was also Musica 2006 (the Strasbourg Music festival). […]

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