Public transportation in Strasbourg, France is excellent. People can get around easily without a car. Trams are a wonderful, easy, comfortable and a fast alternative to driving in this city of a half million people. Roads are often very congested and parking in the downtown area can often be hard to find.
People in France love to sit and watch pedestrians and cars go by. They can sit for hours. There is a beauty in sitting in a cafe and relaxing and watching the world whirl around you. A "je ne sais quoi" about it. Many authors have depicted themselves sitting in cafes writing parts of their novels. If you go to France and you enjoy one of these moments in time, be sure to look around you. There is no telling who you might see!!