La Maison des Tanneurs: a fixture by the water

La Maison des Tanneurs: a fixture by the water

At the edge of the River Ill, in the district of La Petite France, this slightly askew building for the tanning of hides has inspired many artists.

You will find this house, and those adjoining it, on all the postcards extolling the charms of Alsace. We must admit that the sight of this traditional row of tumble down houses, old artisan dwellings attached to each other since the Renaissance, is as fascinating as it gets. This venerable institution, whose reputation far exceeds the regions borders, attracts a customer base that appreciates the authenticity of family recipes around the traditional specialties from Alsace. Make a point of stopping here and sitting on the terrace along the river to sample the regional menu served in portions that could not be more generous. An attentive and smiling staff will advise you on the house specialties: homemade duck liver, a Petite France salad, green pepper stuffed guinea fowl and of course, a fine choice of sauerkraut. For dessert, you have to indulge in the famous Alsatian parfait, or the iced Kougelhopf in Gewürtzraminer wine. You dreamed of Alsace? Well, here you are!

La Maison des Tanneurs
42, rue du Bain-aux-Plantes
67000 Strasbourg

+33 (0)3 88 32 79 70

Menu: from 26 to 52 EUR