La Petite France, Strasbourg

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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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  • Wonderful Strasbourg! Love the city and already yearn again. So nice old houses, the water flowing through the city and so perfect with streets without traffic. Very cobblestone and nice "photosession" places!
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  • Buildings are mostly well cared for, very picturesque with stacks of mainly good restaurants. Just a lovely place to wander around.  more »
  • The Petite France is simply very charming. We are not sure why it is called the Petite France, since it looks like Venise though... fun to walk around and see the different architecture.  more »
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