ViaMichelin - 2012-05-04
Fancy a few days in Luxembourg? Less alluring, perhaps, than Brussels or Amsterdam, the capital of the Grand Duchy is the seat of several European institutions. Behind its fortress walls lies a picturesque, peaceful old city that hums to the tune of cathedral bells.
Set on a plateau contoured by ravines, Luxembourg gives a curious first impression that vacillates between city and country. But it’s no secret that beyond the apparent tranquillity of this capital of the Grand Duchy, with its large squares reminiscent of theatre sets, activities related to Luxembourg’s major political role within the European Union are constantly taking place.
The Chemin de la Corniche, the cliff road known as ‘Europe’s most beautiful balcony’, is the ideal starting point for a stroll though the old town as far as the Kirchberg plateau, where the future of over 450 million Europeans is debated and defined. A city of contrasts, Luxembourg is full of surprises.