The European parliament building, Strasbourg, just huge.
Old town Strasbourg.
The cellars of Strasbourg hospital house a rare hoard of wine casks dating back to a time when patients could pay for their treatment in produce, and wine was dispensed instead of water.
A rare cask contains wine from 1472, and is reputed to be still drinkable, although a touch acidic.
The hospital cellars
Wine from 1472
We share the route out of Strasbourg with the TGV train to Paris
Saverne, We are climbing int the hills.
Lutzelbourg. and we are high in the Vosges hills
We take the Arzviller lift, up the final 90 metres,
Avery smooth ride takes only 20 mins,
The Arzviller lift was completed in 1968 to replace 17 locks which took a full day to work through.
16m deep lock at Rechicourt.,
Once over the summit, we descend towards Nancy, and familiar territory for Antiope.