No visit to the Strasbourg-Alcade region is complete without a stroll down the Grand Île in La Petite France. Once a tanning and slaughterhouse hub, La Petite France is located on the Grande Île (Main Island), where the river Ill divides up into a maze of canals, cascading through a pristine thatch of medieval half-timbered houses and baroque sandstone buildings. In 1988, the Grand Île was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it a must-see on your itinerary. The name Petite-France ("Little France") was not bestowed upon the region for patriotic or architectural reasons, it originates from the "hospice of the syphilitic" (Hospice des Vérolés, in French), an area constructed in the late fifteenth century on this island, to cure persons with syphilis, then called the "French disease" in German. Use our Strasbourg online trip planner to add La Petite France and other attractions to your Strasbourg vacation plans.
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$201 BOOK WITH VIATOR Strasbourg in one Day from Water & Land Historical Private Guided Tour
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$403 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private tour of Strasbourg in a privatized boat with Skipper
Duration: 2 hours
La Petite France reviews
Nice place to visit. Houses typical alsacians. The market offers a lot of products from the region. Interesting.
Nice place to visit. Houses typical alsacians. The market offers a lot of products from the region. Interesting. more »
Take ample time to stroll through this very beautiful quarter, take your time and look at the stunning houses.
Take ample time to stroll through this very beautiful quarter, take your time and look at the stunning houses. more »
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