La Petite France Tours
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With its lattice of canal ways and assortment of half-timbered townhouses, La Petite France is one of Strasbourg’s most picturesque neighborhoods and an integral part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage site. Set at the mouth of the River Ill on Strasbourg’s Grande Île, the historic district is the city’s oldest area, dating back to the 16th century, when it was mostly inhabited by fishermen, tanners and millers.
Today, the old tanning houses and water mills of La Petite France have been transformed into bijou hotels, waterfront restaurants and nostalgic souvenir shops, but it’s the district’s timeless charm that entices most visitors. Explore the warren of narrow cobblestone alleyways and you’ll find ample photo opportunities—exquisitely preserved medieval buildings, waterside promenades brimming with colorful flower baskets and views stretching down to the nearby Covered Bridges and Vauban Dam.
La Petite France is located just past the Covered Bridges at the southwestern entrance to Strasbourg’s Grande Île. The neighborhood can be reached on foot from all of the city’s central attractions.
Address: La Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, France
5 Tours and Activities to Experience La Petite France
Strasbourg has been observing people for over 3000 years. Today's normal streets were once the theater of a world that changes through the destinies of famous people and many anonymous people. From the Roman Empire to the European Union, through Clovis, Vauban, Kellermann and Leclerc, let's see what our cultures have in common, or precisely, different!
Enjoy the history and culture of Strasbourg with a mix of today and past. See this beautiful city from the water (boat tour included !) touching Petite France but also the European parliament. Then walk thru the old centre and see facades, churches and breath the history. Enjoy a nice lunch either inside an authentic restaurant or if the weather allows us: outside near the river. (not included) Attention minimum group size for tour is a total of 3 p.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Strasbourg? Challenge accepted! Discover Strasbourg during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city. We will meet at the Cathedral and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Strasbourg special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
Immerse yourself into Alsatian culture on this one-day excursion, discover its unique french-german history and get samples of its specialities: beer, wine and local gastronomy !
Make your trip an unforgettable experience. Learn more about the European city of Strasbourg - whether on foot or by bus. The tour takes you past the Strasbourg Cathedral (inner tour possible by arrangement), through the picturesque district "La Petite France" and into the "Neustadt". A tour with a visit to the platform of the Strasbourg Cathedral is also possible for sports enthusiasts - admission is not included in the price. On a day trip, discover the beautiful medieval villages along the Alsace Wine Route. Be on the go with Julia!
Taking safety measures
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are La Petite France hours of operation?
La Petite France hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience La Petite France?
The best ways to experience La Petite France are:
- Strasbourg Visit through the centuries and great men
- Strasbourg in one Day from Water & Land Historical Private Guided Tour
- Discover Strasbourg in 60 minutes with a Local
- Alsace Vineyards Guided Day Tour with Lunch from Strasbourg
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