The ESOL Strasbourg director picked up four of us CELTA students from the train station and drove us to a hotel for the night – getting lost just once. Granted, we stayed at a Formule 1 hotel in the suburbs. Very cheap. Shared water closets and showers that can be hosed down each day.
But, I did go back into town with a classmate to see some of the sights before classes start and we were joined by the other CELTA students for dinner. We made it back to the ‘burbs on the very last bus of the evening.
The four of us are staying at the Saint-Thomas residence, while most of the rest of the students are local to Strasbourg or live close enough to commute each day. Interestingly, there are several other Americans, but the gentlemen married French women and live in the area, and the woman from Chicago (by way of New York) just married a Frenchman, so they have bought a house here. It’s quite an interesting group.
Cathedral is amazing. It’s the second tallest in France; the tallest is in Rouen.