« Strasbourg, mon amour »
06/02/15 – 15/02/15
Interested in an original, glamorous, different and slightly quirky Valentine’s Day? Are you after romance, attraction and something unique? In February, Strasbourg will be reinventing this celebration of love. From hotels to restaurants, concerts halls and museums, the whole city will be tuned to the same rhythm.
Location: throughout the city
Tel: +33(0)3 88 52 28 28
What we like:
The Bridge of sighs
Saturday 7 February from 6 pm to 11 pm
Romantic couples can let out a sigh of love under the stars and enjoy the extraordinary panoramic view over the picturesque Petite France quarter.
“Etoiles d’Alsace” gastronomic dinner: the temptations of Casanova
Thursday 12 February at 8 pm
“Cultivating whatever gave pleasure to my senses was always the chief business of my life”
For Casanova, the pleasures of fine dining and hospitality were the most compelling symbols of eroticism, success and power. Since “a kiss is nothing but the expression of a desire to eat”, the chefs and master craftsmen of the Étoiles d’Alsace have decided to interpret the favourite foods of Giacomo Casanova de Seingalt: the ones that satisfy and excite all five senses.
Grande salle de l’Aubette, Place Kléber
Price: €169 /couple (including the Étoiles d’Alsace meal, wine and drinks and the artistic performances).
Available by prepayment only (Tourist Office, 17 Place de la Cathédrale).
*The composition of the menu will be unveiled in early January.
Bathing in the moonlight
Thursday 12 February from 9 pm to 12 pm
Feel like doing something a bit wild, with your sweetheart? The Wacken heated outdoor swimming pool will be open for an enchanted night-time dip.
Enjoy some open-air swimming to the tunes of DJ music, together with water activities, a Love Quiz and loads of other surprises!
Wacken heated outdoor swimming pool, 8 rue Pierre de Coubertin
An evening at the Palais Rohan
Friday 13 February from 6 pm to 8 pm
Filial, conjugal, fraternal, adulterous or romantic love… Every facet of love will permeate the museums’ rooms during an evening spent in homage to this eternal gift.
This evening event will feature artistic and musical performances.
Palais Rohan, 2 place du Château
Price: €5 (free < age 18)
Romeo, Juliette, etc….
Saturday 14 February at 6 pm and 7:30 pm
What better way to start off Valentine’s Day evening, than by sharing a drink for two at the Opéra national du Rhin, in the prestigious Bastide Hall? Singers from the Opéra Studio will interpret Romeo and Juliette, along with Tony and Maria from “West Side Story”, making this sophisticated musical offering for sweethearts sparkle with romance.
Romeo et Juliette, Charles Gounod
« Je veux vivre dans le rêve », short aria of Juliette
« Ô nuit divine », duet of Romeo and Juliette
West side story, Leonard Bernstein
« Maria », serenade by Tony
« Tonight », love duet by Tony and Maria
Opéra national du Rhin, 19 place Broglie
Choice of 2 seatings: 6 pm – 7 pm or 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Price: €29 for 2 persons (appetizer plate and Crémant sparkling wine included).
By reservation only (pre-purchase at the Tourist Office).
Slow dance party
Saturday 14 February from 9pm to 1am
Following the success of the first two years, the Gallery of Aubette is once more being transformed into an ephemeral dance floor with mirror balls, disco lighting and legendary slow dances for a giant dance party in the city centre, in partnership with RFM (radio station).
A huge new feature this year: “Strasbourg mon amour” is creating the “World Slow Dance Conservatory”, to return this ideal couples’ dance to the high status it deserves! The Slow Dance Party will now be spread across the entire city, in shops, restaurants, bars and galleries, and Strasbourg residents are welcome to organise their own evenings. May the sounds of slow dance music echo across the city, so couples everywhere will snuggle a little closer.
A deliciously retro evening, not to be missed!
Gallery of Aubette, Place Kléber, and at several locations, across the city.
No entry fee (drinks not included).