Summer illuminations of the Cathedral of Strasbourg

by | Dec 6, 2018 | Museum and monuments, On a budget, Open on sundays, Strasbourg, With kids | 0 comments


Every summer, the cathedral of Strasbourg puts on illuminations at nightfall. A sound and light show takes place every evening for the delight of tourists and locals! The show is different every year and it’s hard to get tired of it… it’s absolutely splendid!

It usually takes place on the west facade of the cathedral (the one with the rose window and the main entrance). In 2015, the show was on two facades (west and south), to celebrate the millennium of the cathedral. Its foundations were put down in 1015! Unbelievable, isn’t it?

If you are coming to Strasbourg, this show is definitely one of the must-dos of summer!

I liked

  • I was really enthralled by the show, which is excellent!
  • It’s free

I liked a little less

  • Inevitably, there is a lot of people… but it’s worth it!

My pictures of the illuminations of the cathedral of Strasbourg

Practical information


It’s free!


You will find here all relevant practical information.

Getting here

The cathedral of Strasbourg is located at the heart of the pedestrian district, on the central island. Stop Langstross Grand’Rue (tram A and D) / Broglie (tram B, C and F) / Corbeau (bus 10).



Laurène est la créatrice du blog Mon week-end en Alsace. Bretonne installée en Alsace depuis 2014, elle est tombée amoureuse de sa région d'adoption au point de lui dédier un blog et d'acheter avec son mari une maison alsacienne dans un village du Kochersberg, près de Strasbourg. A pied, à vélo, sur ses chevaux ou au volant de sa Fiat 500, elle aime partir explorer les moindres recoins de l'Alsace pour dénicher de bonnes adresses à partager sur le blog.


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