While my husband and I were in Germany, we decided to do little quick trips to neighboring cities and countries. One of those places was Strasbourg, France, which is located close to the border with Germany in the historic region of Alsace. I have always been a fan of France from my time studying abroad during law school when I visited Nice, but I also have fond memories as my husband proposed to me in France at Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc. France is always a country I have one of the best times in.

On this occasion we decided to stay at a really unique gem of a hotel called Les Haras Hotel. It is close to the “Petit France” historical district so a super easy walk to see the surrounding neighborhood and town. It was built in the middle of the 18th century and was a horse stable initially that got converted into a hotel. It is classified as a historical monument since 1922.


<Prime Location>  Hotel Les Haras Hotel is located in the heart of Strasbourg, on the edge of the historic Petite France quarter. Close to the Barrage Vauban, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the university. It’s just walking distance to the cute town for sightseeing.

<Beautiful Architecture> Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku designed this beautiful hotel. The architecture of the building and it’s unique features is definitely one to be mentioned. The hotel has preserved it’s original character and maintained the wooden beam structures. You will find leather, horsehair and wood from it’s equestrian heritage.


The 55 rooms at Les Haras Hotel are comprised of Classic, Superior, Deluxe and Authentic. The rooms are equipped with:

  • King size bed or twin-bedded room
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Office desk
  • Airconditioning and welcome tray (kettle, tea and coffee facilities)
  • Bathrooms with shower or combined tub and shower, premium goods, bathrobe and slippers
  • Free wifi in all rooms
  • Babycot upon request (Deluxe and Authentic rooms)


Brasserie des Haras is just STUNNING. Upon entering, you will find the first floor of the restaurant, which can accommodate up to 120 people. You see a partially open kitchen and a spectacular wooden structure, from the 18th century, that is the staircase leading up to the second floor. The second floor is where we were seated for dinner.

The restaurant is run by 3-star chef Marc Haeberlin of the Auberge de l’Ill. The cuisine is a mixture of great classic French plates along with special Alsatian delicacies or options from around the world.


Booking: Les Haras Hotel

Address: 23 Rue des Glacières, 67000 Strasbourg


From our hotel we walked to Petit France and checked out the town. It was such a picturesque and beautiful area. I probably had the best chocolate/banana crepe I have ever had. We saw the quarter’s weirs, the famous River III, which you can take a boat trip on, the Rue des Dentelles, one of the quarter’s narrow streets, The Pont du Faisan, one of the quarter’s bridges, and many of the gorgeous stores, buildings, candy stores, etc.