Photographer's Note

At the heart of Strasbourg classified UNESCO World Heritage, discover the district of La Petite France. This is the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this area built above the water. The beautiful half-timbered houses dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Sloping roofs are open lofts where once dried skins. Totally destroyed during World War II, Strasbourg hired postwar political reconstruction of this picturesque neighborhood.

"La Petite France is a historic district of Strasbourg. It is located on the Big Island of Strasbourg, which is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1988.

The district takes its name from the hospice pox, built in the late fifteenth century to house soldiers returning from Italy syphilis campaign, also called the "French disease" 1.

There are many half-timbered houses, tanneries..."

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