When in Strasbourg, a must-visit part of the city is Petite France, one of the most beautiful areas in the city, located on the southwest side of the island that makes up the city center. This quarter is one of the best preserved areas in Strasbourg, with many of its beautiful old homes and buildings still intact. Popular among most visitors, this part of the town oozes timeless charm, with several canals cascading through the area, covered bridges, narrow streets that are mostly pedestrian, interesting little shops selling fascinating souvenirs and not to forget the many restaurants and outdoor cafes. Those visiting Petite France will find it beautiful during the day but at night, when the lights are all lit up, it is quite stunning. Tourists will definitely enjoy a stroll through the area or, a boat trip on the canal, or even just sitting at one of the outdoor cafes sipping on a cup of piping hot coffee.
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, children, families
The lock action in the canal, the lovely covered bridges
Muslim visitors requiring prayer facilities when in the Petite France area could ask the locals for help and directions to the nearest mosque, as the city of Strasbourg is home to a few mosques frequented by its residents and visitors. If unable to find prayer facilities nearby, they could also ask the locals to direct them to a quiet space where they could offer their prayers on time.
The Petite France quarter is home to numerous restaurants and cafes; however, Muslim visitors may find that these establishments might not be Halal. Those who choose to dine at one of these cafes or restaurants should make sure that the ordered item does not contain any non-halal ingredients. They could also make inquiries at the mosque regarding the location of Halal restaurants in the area they are planning to visit for the day, as the city is known to have a few Halal food outlets.