Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament so is politically one of the most important regions in the European Union. A bicultural and bilingual region, unsurprisingly this area is home to many Expats from around the world. Its location near the German border, means culture and architecture blend German and French influences. The city looks like something out of a Black Forest fairytale, with medieval half-timbered houses covered in flowers and set in cobbled squares but at the same time there is a cosmopolitan ease about the place.