Strasbourg – Grande île
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 34.768 E 007° 45.066
32U E 407886 N 5381461
Quick Description: Strasbourg's historic center, the Grande Île ("Grand Island"), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 7/8/2007 3:34:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM1TJC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 129

Long Description:
The coordinates indicate the location of the UNESCO plaque near the Pont du Corbeau bridge on the right bank of the Ill river.

Surrounded by two arms of the River Ill, the Grande Ile (Big Island) is the historic centre of the Alsatian capital. It has an outstanding complex of monuments within a fairly small area. The cathedral, the four ancient churches and the Palais Rohan – former residence of the prince-bishops – far from appearing as isolated monuments, form a district that is characteristic of a medieval town and illustrates Strasbourg's evolution from the 15th to the 18th century.
Type: Site

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/495

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