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Christmas Day 2013 Itinerary Suggestions

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Christmas Day 2013 Itinerary Suggestions

We will arrive in Strasbourg Monday 23 Dec (from Paris), 24 Dec, 25 Dec, and leave morning of Thursday 26 Dec.

Big picture itinerary:

Monday 23 Dec - Explore Strasbourg Christmas markets and sites

Tuesday 24 Dec - Colmar day trip

Wednesday 25 Dec:

- Batorama boat tour runs on Christmas day. Therefore, do this on 25 Dec, not 23 Dec

- Return to sites that we found closed on Monday but are now open on Wednesday

If you were in Strasbourg on Christmas Day, what was your itinerary?

Are there any other things to do or points of interest besides Batorama that we should "save" for Christmas day since it is still open that day?

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Christmas Day is Christmas Day. I am surprised that Batorama are operating, but have checked their website and they do seem to be 'open' that day. Everything else, bar the Cathedral for services and possibly the Christmas markets in the afternoon (to be confirmed) will be CLOSED. And 26 December is a public holiday in Alsace too, even though it is not in the rest of France. I think the sites that are closed on Mondays will NOT be open on the Christmas Day Wednesday.

So what can you do? Visit the Orangerie Park and look at the monkeys and storks ... prebook a nice lunch and or dinner ... walk around Petite France. Wrap up warmly!

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>> So what can you do? Visit the Orangerie Park and look at the monkeys and storks ... prebook a nice lunch and or dinner ... walk around Petite France. Wrap up warmly!

That sounds like fun! I'm fine with a relaxing day for Christmas day.

I wouldn't expect to see monkeys and storks on a trip to France. Am having a deja-vu feeling, one of my favorite tourist attactions growing up was Gatorland in Orlando. That was the last place I saw both monkeys and storks in the same day! :-)

The 26'th we leave in the early AM. Our time for exploring Strasbourg will be:

Monday December 23: Afternoon after arriving from Paris + evening

Tuesday December 24: Late evening after returning from Colmar

Wednesday December 25: All day

(leave morning of Dec 26.)

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Storks are a special feature of Alsace! Not all of them migrate and there's a 'colony' in the Orangerie Park also a 'mini-zoo' (free). We also have an 'imported' colony of Barbary Macaques at Kintzheim, who are happin in Alsace all year round. Not what you might expect, but then, as I often joke, not all Alsatians (the word that English folk often use for German shepherd dogs) hav four paws and a tail .....................

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