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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Es un gozo perderse por sus callejuelas, repleto de rincones a cual mas encantador, atravesado por varios canales del rio. Menudean pequeños restaurantes con encanto que te hacen dificil la elección. ... more »It is a joy to get lost in its alleys, full of corners to which more charming, crossed by several canals of the river. They menu small charming restaurants that make the choice difficult. Must-see
Straßburg ist generell eine außergewöhnliche und sehr europäische Stadt in der man den Geist Europas spürt. Dieses Stadtviertel führt einen in das Mittelalter zurück und bietet neben einmaligem Ambien... more »Strasbourg is generally an exceptional and very European city where you can feel the spirit of Europe. This district takes you back to the Middle Ages and offers not only a unique ambience in the many good restaurants but also culinary heart beats.
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