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Home Maps. This historic area is surrounded by water, the River Ill and various canals cutting through the middle of it. Seeing its many historic half-timbered homes reflected in the water is a lovely sight. It wasn't always that way.
Historically, La Petite France was a poor section of the city, occupied by mills and tanneries, both of which depended on the river La Petite Tonkinoise - Various - Memories Of France its downward flowing branches to support their work.
For many years it was just a dirty, smelly place, until the industrial age came along and things changed. Since the middle The Jazz Crunch - Joe Farrell - Sonic Text the 20th century, La Petite France has been transformed into a charming tourist destination, with its many 16th and 17th century houses preserved.
One of the most famous is the Maison des Tanneursthe House of the Tanners, which dates from Maison des Tanneurs, La Petite France. Leda Battisti - Un sogno senza fine it is a restaurant, famous for its choucroute sauerkraut.
Surrounded by other beautiful houses and many restaurants, it is a center of La Petite France. Make sure to stroll farther away from the center, though, down colorfully named narrow streets like the Rue des Dentelles laces or the Rue Bain-aux-Plantes plant bath. Also explore the narrow strips of land between the branches of the river. You'll see three towers in the distance.
These are what's known as the covered bridgesor ponts couverts. The only thing is, the bridges are no longer covered. Built around for defense, the bridges were rebuilt in the 19th century from stone The towers are all that remain of the defensive wall that surrounded the city in the Middle Ages. Along the quais you'll find a park, with children and adults playing and enjoying a fine afternoon. There are also a number of restaurants right on the water, where you can sample Alsatian cuisine or enjoy a cool drink.
You can also see the locks through which the boat tours pass, and watch the water rising or lowering to facilitate passage. At the far end, beyond the towers and covered bridges, is the Barrage Vaubanor Vauban Dam. Designed by the noted French military engineer Vauban, it was built in as a defensive structure: the flood gates could be closed, flooding the southern part of the city and protecting it from attack.
A second level was added in the 19th century and a panoramic terrace in the mid 20th century. You can easily walk to La Petite France from the cathedral or other central parts of Strasbourg map.
Also look for the Pont du Faisanan interesting revolving bridge. AboveDer Sonne Entgegen - Ludwig Hirsch - Zartbitter on the river in La Petite France.
BelowTowers on the "covered bridges. AboveTour boat passing through a lock in La Petite France. BelowLunch along the river in La Petite France. La Petite France, Strasbourg, France This charming section of Strasbourg provides great views of many historic houses.
This charming section of Strasbourg provides great views of many historic houses. The area also served as a port, transporting Alsatian wine La Petite Tonkinoise - Various - Memories Of France other cargo.
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