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Exploring the 5th Place

The 5e Lieu, or 5th place, is a resource centre designed for visitors to the city, its inhabitants and anybody seeking to explore Strasbourg through its architecture, heritage and cultural life.


Its initial aim is to be a starting point for getting to know the city’s history, attractions and cultural facilities and it offers information and advice, an exhibition, details of cultural and educational activities and a shop for cultural items. Visitors can also buy tickets to cultural events in Strasbourg.


A ressource centre open to all

The 1000 m² of the 5th Place house the Culture Boutique, cultural activities information area, the A Trip through Strasbourg exhibition and the Cabinet des estampes et des dessins, the city’s prints and drawings collection.

It’s the ideal spot for spending anything from 5 minutes to an hour seeing what’s happening on Strasbourg’s cultural scene, buying tickets to a concert, taking part in a workshop or going round the exhibition, with

  • On level 0: reception and the Culture Boutique, cultural activities information area.
  • On level 1: the A Trip through Strasbourg permanent exhibition
    This entertaining and interactive exhibition introduces visitors to the architecture and heritage of our vibrant, ever-changing city.

Level 2 is given over to the Cabinet des Estampes et des Dessins, the prints and drawings collection, which contains over 150,000 historical graphic works and is open to visitors by prior appointment.


Why the name?

The name 5e Lieu, or 5th Place, is a nod to the building’s address, 5 place du Château and also to its position as the 5th building around the square, next to the Cathedral, the lycée Fustel-de-Coulanges, the Palais Rohan and the Museum of the Œuvre Notre-Dame.

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