In addition to traditional guided tours of the city, Strasbourg tourist office organizes numerous thematic guided tours on various subjects. It is a good way to learn more about the city through stories, and sometimes unusual ones!

I took part in the guided tour On the footsteps of famous people. The idea of the visit is to take a look at people who were born in or passed through Strasbourg at some point in their lives. The list is quite long and they are coming from different backgrounds: Pasteur, Marie-Antoinette, Goethe, Napoléon 1er, Kléber, Alexandre Dumas, Gutenberg… They have all stayed in Strasbourg at one point!

With a guide-lecturer, you will go through the streets looking for building where they stayed during their visit in Strasbourg. In front of these buildings, your guide will explain the history leading them to Strasbourg and will punctuate their narrative with anecdotes. It’s nice and you will learn some fun facts!

I liked

  • Listening to these anecdotes about the Strasbourg life of these famous people
  • A unique guided tour!

I liked a little less

  • Nothing!

My pictures of the guided tour “On the footsteps of famous people”

Practical information

Prices and schedules

Guided tours are mainly available in French, but a few of them are also available in German. It is also possible to do a guided tour with an audioguide.

Guided tours of Strasbourg Tourist Office are only available in English for groups. You can still contact Agira (association of guides in Alsace) to book a private guided tour.

Getting here

By car

The tour starts in front of the Strasbourg Tourist Office at 17 place de la cathédrale. The closest parking zones are Gutenberg, place Kléber and place d’Austerlitz.

By public transport

The tour starts in front of the Strasbourg Tourist Office at 17 place de la cathédrale. It is located at the heart of the pedestrian zone on the central island. Stop Langstross Grand’Rue (tram A and D) / Broglie (tram B, C and F) / Corbeau (bus 10).