Explore the Chateau
Parc de Pourtales: the chateau grounds have an expansive public park equipped with trails, tennis courts, a volleyball court and more! Rent a bicycle for free at the castle reception and explore the nature along the Rhine river.
Chateau foyer and grand staircase – upon entering the chateau, you are greeted by the grand marble stair case and two parlor rooms, continue to the left to reach reception where the chateau staff can assist you with your daily needs.
Grand Salon- the site of many of the chateau’s signature events, including the Castle Talks International Symposium, a capstone for the semester students.
Breakfast Room – enjoy a French buffet-style breakfast every morning, included in your program fee.
Student Residence – student accommodations at the chateau are dorm style, double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms, common spaces, and kitchen.
Classrooms and ESC Staff Offices – you will take two classes at the ESC, both of which will also include out-of-the-classroom components and field trips around the region and Europe!
Strasbourg, France – located in the heart of Europe, Strasbourg is home to the European Parliament, various institutions of international cooperation, and soon, home to you! Spend your semester becoming acquainted with the unique Alsacian culture that blends French and German elements and sets the bar for cultural pluralism within the EU.
The European Study Center is housed within the Chateau de Pourtales, a full service hotel and castle that dates back to the 17th century.
The castle grounds include access to the Parc de Pourtales, volleyball and tennis courts, as well as an interactive park, bar, and lounge.
The Chateau’s On-Site Outdoor Lounge, Bar, and Sports Area
Enjoy the many areas around the chateau for relaxation and studying.
Take a virtual tour of your home next semester, the Chateau de Pourtales. Explore the facilities by scrolling your mouse over the hotspots on the chateau.
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