Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region in eastern France. It’s the seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border. Its position is the reason for its culture and architecture to blend German and French influences. Strasbourg is a highly attractive, yet contemporary city. The main sites to see in Strasbourg are: the Petite France district, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art or the Tomi Ungerer Museum. The city features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its 142m spire. Strasbourg’s 2000 year history has taken it from being a prosperous merchant city to its current position as capital of the peoples of Europe, from a centre for humanist thinking to a thriving hub of creators and entrepreneurs.