The Pont du Faisan, unique rotating bridge of Strasbourg city centre
The main attraction of the Petite France
Only a few meters from the restaurant, le Pont du Faisan (also called Pont Tournant, meaning rotating bridge) is the most atypical monument of this part of the city.
Centuries before, a drawbridge used to lift up and down, letting through merchant boats. At the end of the 19th century however, this was replaced by a horizontally-rotating bridge. Modernised again in 1990 with the addition of a hydraulic system, it is activated at each passage of the tourist boats. The bridge is a great place for visitors to appreciate the magnificent panorama that is "Petite France".
Visiting Strasbourg by boat on the Ill river
One of the most popular ways of visiting the city is by river-boat, allowing the passengers to discover Strasbourg from a different perspective. From the docks they navigate through the Petite France, and onwards to the many European Institutions.