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Quartier des XV Architecture Walking Tour (Self Guided), Strasbourg

Beautiful buildings are in plentiful supply in Strasbourg with some located in Quartier des XV. This old district dates back to the 19th century and was named after the Conseil des XV (or Council of XV). This was Strasbourg's governing body from 1433 up to the time of the French Revolution in the late 18th century, and it owned a large amount of land in what is today’s district.

Until the 1880s, this area remained outside of Strasbourg’s city walls. Among the numerous architectural highlights of this prestigious part of the city are redbrick buildings such as the Strasbourg Faculty of Economics and Management (PEGE). This late 19th-century building originally served as a supply center of military provisions. Although completely renovated in 1999, the architects kept the existing façade intact.

The city's military past can also be seen in the Lecourbe district. Elsewhere in Quartier des XV, there are bourgeois buildings and former hôtels particuliers. These were once the stately townhouses of nobleman, and are beautiful constructions, some with grand windows and columns adorning their façades. While you are in the quarter, take a break from your walking and sightseeing activities and relax in one of the district’s delightful parks.
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Quartier des XV Architecture Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Quartier des XV Architecture Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Strasbourg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: naomi