Tanners' quarters in Strasbourg
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Grande Île is the historic centre of Strasbourg, France. Regarded by the International Council on Monuments and Sites as "an old quarter that exemplifies medieval cities", Grande Île is home to numerous 15th century Gothic monuments, among them four renowned centuries-old churches: the St. Thomas Church, the St. Pierre-le-Vieux, the St. Pierre-le-Jeune and the St. Étienne. Also located within Grande Île is the Strasbourg Cathedral, noted as the world's fourth tallest church.
Strasbourg - Grande Île was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the X session of the World Heritage Committee
Photos of Strasbourg - Grande Île
Author: Rémi LEBLOND (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)
Author: Jonathan M (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N 48 34 53 E 7 45 0
Inscription Year: 1988
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, IV
Location Map of Strasbourg - Grande Île
to be added soon.
Visiting Strasbourg - Grande Île
Strasbourg can be reached from the Strasbourg International Airport (SXB), from where Air France has daily flights to and from Paris. A train connects the airport to downtown Strasbourg for €3.60. The journey takes 9 minutes.
Alternatively, you can arrive via the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) which is in Germany, some 60 km away. Budget carrier Ryanair flies to Karlsruhe. From there, you can take a bus to the Baden-Baden railway station, and from there take a train to Strasbourg.