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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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  • The hotel is in a fantastic location with wonderful views on river . The staff could not do enough for us . Many thanks for making our two days memorable. We will be definitely coming back again... 
    The hotel is in a fantastic location with wonderful views on river . The staff could not do enough for us . Many thanks for making our two days memorable. We will be definitely coming back again...  more »
  • This beautiful area of town was very close to our hotel so we spent a lot of time there. When we first saw it, it took our breath away and continued to do so through our stay. It has an awful lot... 
    This beautiful area of town was very close to our hotel so we spent a lot of time there. When we first saw it, it took our breath away and continued to do so through our stay. It has an awful lot...  more »

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