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Around six miles by car from your Première Classe Strasbourg Sud - Illkirch hotel, the Strasbourg Golf Club is an oasis of freshness, calm and elegance. And to keep it that way, make sure you abide by the rules! You must wear the correct clothing - canvas pants and golf shoes with spikes. A warning to anyone who does not adhere to etiquette: between two birdies, make sure you replace your divots, the clumps of grass also called "escalopes", and raise your ball marks, the indentations caused by the impact of the ball. The bunker will also need to be raked, to keep the green looking immaculate. Once you have finished your scenic sporting activities on one of the four courses on offer (nine holes each, with varying levels of difficulty), go to the clubhouse, the bar or the pro-shop to pick up a wood or replenish your missing irons. Upstairs, the golf club becomes a bridge club, while on the terrace, under the umbrellas, professional players relax while watching novices. Beginners can work on their swings and perfect their putting on the driving range and at the golf school. It's crucial to perform well at the Strasbourg Grand Prix, organized every year at the beginning of summer.
Dominate the city from the top of Strasbourg Cathedral. Starting from your Première Classe Strasbourg Ouest - Zénith hotel, head towards the historic city center of Strasbourg, located on the Grande Ile. Fully classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is structured around the Notre-Dame cathedral and the Petite France district. The cathedral is one of the major masterpieces of Gothic art. Admire its 466 ft high spire from a distance. Then stroll around the building and take a look at the hundreds of sculptures that adorn its facades. Climb the 332-step spiral staircase for the most beautiful views of the city and beyond. Tours are free on the first Sunday of the month. From the top of the platform, the panoramic view is breathtaking. On a clear day, you might be able to see the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest in Germany. Inside, the cathedral boasts a number of intriguing features, such as a pulpit carved from white sandstone, an astronomical clock and a baptismal font. On the Place du Château, take note of the bronze model of the cathedral, made by the German sculptor Egbert Broerken. Then wander around the neighborhood, along the streams and canals and have a drink on a barge.
Experience a radical change of scenery at Europa-Park. Located in the commune of Illkirch-Graffenstaden, your Première Classe Strasbourg Sud - Illkirch hotel is 40 minutes away from Europa-Park, on the other side of the border. This huge amusement park includes water attractions, indoor attractions, roller coasters and rides. The silver sphere of Eurosat, is the emblem of the park, and was completely restructured and modernized in 2018. Previously focused on the world of space, it has radically changed its theme by featuring a decorative style inspired by the Moulin Rouge and the Belle Epoque. Although the roller coaster designed by Franz Mack has been renovated, its original layout remains virtually unchanged. You'll be able to hop aboard the CanCan Coaster cars for a trip to the glamorous Paris of the 19th century. Next door, Eurosat Coastiality will immerse you in the fantastic universe of the science-fiction movie “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” by Luc Besson. At the Voletarium, discover major European cities by flying over them. Thrill seekers will definitely test the Blue Fire Megacoaster, a roller coaster that catapults you to 60 mph in less than three seconds! Tightly secured in your wagon, you follow a 3281 ft course that winds between the cliffs and includes the highest loop in Europe, a 360-degree spin and two inversions.