Strasbourg Covered Bridges (Ponts Couverts) Tours
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A trio of bridges arching over the canal ways of the River Ill, the Strasbourg Covered Bridges (Ponts Couverts) are an iconic symbol of the city, marking the gateway to its central Grande Ile. Somewhat confusingly named, since none of the three bridges remain covered, the bridges once formed an important part of the city’s medieval fortifications and featured wooden canopies from where soldiers could protect the dam below.
Today the bridges are a lasting vestige of medieval Strasbourg, and while their ramparts were destroyed back in the 18th century, the remains of the 14th-century square towers that once linked the bridges together still stand. The historic bridges are best viewed from the grass-topped terrace of the nearby Vauban Dam (Barrage Vauban), which offers panoramic views of the surrounding La Petite France district, or on a boat cruise around the city’s canal ways, passing beneath the arches of the fabled bridges.
The Strasbourg Covered Bridges are located on the River Ill at the southwest entrance to the Grande Île, close to the Vauban Dam.
Address: Ponts Couverts, Strasbourg, France
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No more visits in the cold, in the rain, with strangers without a guide! Come and discover, through a comfortable, covered, ecological and environmentally friendly means of transport, privatized tours with audio commentaries in several languages French, German, English, Italian in groups of 1 to 4 people maximum. In order to discover some emblematic places of the city of Strasbourg and their stories. Such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the European Parliament, the Palais du Rhin, the Parc de l'Orangerie, the Vauban dam, the covered bridges, the Palais de l'Europe, the European court of human rights, the square Gutenberg, Saint Nicolas Church, Saint Thomas Church, Synagogue de la Paix, Place de la République, Strasbourg National Theater, Place du Marché Gayot, Old Customs House, Historical Museum of the City of Strasbourg, Place du Cochon de milk, raven court, the mirror hotel, raven bridge, university square, Arte headquarters, Agora council of Europe
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This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the historical side of Strasbourg with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Strasbourg. Our excursion starts at the Petite France, that is the hyper center of the city. Learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and learn everything about how the city has changed over time. From visiting the churches to discovering the history behind the "Palais Rohan" or even the interesting European Parliament, discover unique sites that your ordinary tourist tour won’t show you. We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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