1st in French universities
l'Université de Strasbourg is the best French university outside of Paris (Shanghai Index 2015). It has the largest number of international students of any French university, four Nobel Prize laureates on the faculty, and the only school of theology of any French national university.
1st in attractive cities
Le Point Magazine rated Strasbourg the best place to live in France in its 2019 ranking. Strasbourg's success is largely due to the extensive bicycle network (over 600km of lanes) and pedestrian-only historic downtown.
1st in sport
RC Strasbourg football team plays in League One. It is one of only six teams to win all three French national trophies. It won the Coupe de la Ligue four times, including in 2019.
1st in European unity
Strasbourg hosts more European political institutions than any other French city, including the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights and Pharmacopeia.
1st in public transportation
Strasbourg has the most extensive tram network in France with over 72km of lines. With stops across the Rhine in Germany, it is one of the few international tram systems in the world.