Heathrow and Gatwick, London's major airports, have regular flights to Strasbourg, as do Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff. Air France is one of the main airlines flying to Strasbourg, although the route is also covered by KLM and United Express. In addition, value operators Ryanair and Easyjet run Strasbourg services but from a smaller selection of airports. On arrival at Strasbourg International Airport, there are regular bus and train services available to transfer passengers to the city centre, which is nearly 6 miles away. The train station is a five-minute walk from the airport terminal. A plentiful supply of nearby cabs is always on hand.
Although the city of Strasbourg in France is perhaps best known for its economic and political importance, being the official seat of the European Parliament, its qualities as a tourist destination should not be overlooked. Indeed, the city is regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in the country.
The historic heart of the city, the Grand Île, is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the very first city centre to be granted this status. The rich legacy of the Grand Île can be easily explored on foot, as the area is fully pedestrianised. Of the many beautiful historic structures to be found here, perhaps the most famous is the Cathédrale Notre Dame which boasts the highest cathedral tower in the country. Other buildings of note include the Palais de Rohan and a stunning opera house. Away from the historic centre, the Orangerie Park is ideal for a relaxing stroll and even has its own small zoo.