Strasbourg’s Cutest Neighbourhood – La Petite France

Photo Essay: La Petite France in Strasbourg, France

After spending a week wandering around Zurich and riding the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the peak of Mount Pilatus, we jumped back on the train and traveled to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in eastern France.

Our favourite part of Strasbourg is La Petite France, a popular tourist attraction located on the Grande Île. The Grande Île is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historical centre famous for it’s medieval black and white timber-framed buildings, old tanning-houses, baroque sandstone buildings, ancient canals and river locks.

Strasbourg is a very old city that has an interesting past, most notably that it was once a part of the old German Empire, which explains why it has such a strong “German” vibe.

Here are a few photos captured while wandering around La Petite France.

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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.