District “Petite France”

The district “La Petite France” is undoubtedly the most picturesque in Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners had settled there because of the proximity of the water. The half-timbered houses were built with louvered attics that allowed the tanned skins to dry in a permanent air flow.

topics discussed

Construction principles of half-timbered houses – Recognition of the craftsmen emblems (carpenters, surveyors) – Architectural buildings evolution (dates of construction, modification, renovation) – Famous characters (Benjamin Zix, Napoleon’s designer).

educational value

The treasure hunt consists of a road book with a content that allows you to:

  • To discover the local cultural heritage: the history and anecdotes of the must-see buildings are highlighted
  • To boost the observational skills: the questions are used to find answers on the walls of the buildings
  • To develop spatial orientation: the itinerary to follow is specified
  • To encourage teamwork: a single roadmap is distributed to each team, consisting of 5 to 8 members

game process

  • The group is welcomed at the start and finish by our animator
  • The treasure hunt is performed autonomously under the supervision of your guides
  • The animator ensures a telephone hotline in order to provide assistance to a team in difficulty. The animator’s mobile number is given in the road book
  • At the end of the game, the animator corrects and distributes traditional gingerbread to the participants and accompanying persons

publics and prices

  • Educational institutions, school tour operators, leisure centres
  • Your group must consist of a minimum of 10 participants
  • 12-18 years old: 6,50 € per student / 6-12 years old: 5,50 € per student
  • Free of charge for accompanying persons
Duration 2 H 00
Departure / Arrival Place Saint Thomas
Included in the service Treasure hunt + gingerbread
Available versions
12-18 years old   6-12 years old  
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