These hotels are within the Grande Ile (Large Island) that makes up Strasbourg's city center. The narrow streets of Petite France and the old city are fairy-tale picturesque. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, most of the area is pedestrian-friendly. An information center is located on Rue de Dome.
The European Institutions neighborhood covers the vast terrain of Wacken and Robertsau, northwest of central Strasbourg, and Orangerie, east of the city center and across the River Ill. The University of Strasbourg is located here. Trams throughout the area help visitors and locals cross the many bridges of Strasbourg. Parc de l'Orangerie is filled with flowerbeds, playgrounds and shaded paths.
Place de la Republique is across the Fosse du Faux Rempart waterway opposite Strasbourg's city center. North of the old town, this neighborhood includes the National Theater, the National and University Library and the Rhin Palace. Trams run along Place Bordeaux and take passengers to the city's center and to the European Parliament located northeast of Republique.
Located west of the city center, the train station is within walking distance of all the main tourist sights of central Strasbourg. The Place des Halles Shopping Mall is just across the River III opposite central Strasbourg.