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Place Broglie

A prime location in the centre of Strasbourg

Place Broglie, a central part of the Christmas market

The square has changed enormously over the centuries. The Convent of the Poor Clares, which formed one of its corners, was turned into an arsenal in the 16th century and then the officers’ mess, with its 11 cannon barrels emphasising its military vocation. In 1740, Marshal de Broglie planted trees around the square, which he named after himself. A number of fine mansions were built around the square in the 18th century, in particular the military governor’s residence and the monumental facade of the town hall, and these can still be seen today.

The municipal theatre, now the Opéra du Rhin, was built on place Broglie in the early 19th century, with the square acting as its court of honour. In 1870, the Christmas market moved into the square, while in 1951 the Leclerc monument was erected, celebrating the liberation of the city on 23 November 1944. Place Broglie is also home to one of the best-known markets in the city.

  • Tram B, C or F - Broglie stop


67000 Strasbourg