Starting out on the normally 40 minutes drive from Hipsheim to
By the time we reached
The original statue measures 46 meters (93 meter including the pedestal) and weighs 225 ton.
Little tourist train
The old town of
Walking through it was like going back in time. I almost expected to see a horse drawn carriage coming towards us with the hooves of the horses and the wheels of the carriage clattering and clanging on the old cobble stones.
La Petite rue des Tanneurs
The ‘Little Venice’ district, with its flowery canal, was a mere 100 meters down the road. We walked along the water edge shooting photos and watching the flat-bottomed tourist boats float by. Our restaurant – Les Trois Poissons – was just on the other side of the little canal. As it was still too early to have lunch we ventured on.
On the corner of the ‘rue des Poissonniers’ we were attracted by the delicious smell of what you could call the local pizza, ‘La Tarte Flambée’. On a thin crunchy crust lies a topping of cream cheese, sliced onion, little ‘lardons’ (finely cut pieces of lean bacon) and some gruyere cheese. The ‘Tarte’ is backed in a hot oven until the cheese has melted and the bacon is nice and crisp. Many people on the nearby waterside terrace were having one of these ‘Tartes’ with the local
We had a great time, sitting there, relaxing and enjoying the ‘Tarte’ and the ‘
(to be continued)