A place steeped in history
A building first completed in the middle of the 16th century Le Bouclier d’Or is located in the heart of the historical centre of Strasbourg better known as “La Petite France”. Once upon a time the main building overlooking the rue du Bouclier was the property of the Schilt Knights before becoming home to the then Deputy Mayor (Ammeister) Mr Lempp.
During the Revolution, the crowd, fresh from plundering the Town Hall (previously located on Gutenberg Square) invaded and looted the house. The house was finally bought in the 1970’s a notary before serving as private dwellings throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
At the start of the 21st century the building was a sleeping ruin locked behind its heavy decrepit door and façade taken over by ivy.
A shared passion
In 2010, the Bouclier d’Or was acquired by an Alsacian family – The Jung - with a passion for history who put in all their energy and enthusiasm to renovate this building and restore it to its former splendour. Two and a half years later, the great wooden doors finally reopened.
An intimate and cosy private courtyard leads to the imposing yet stylish buildings. Serenity awaits as you as you discover the graceful and delicate turret and hand painted Alsacian drawings.
« I wanted to bring the building back to life and not turn it into just another apartment building ». Denis Jung
« I’ve enjoyed walking around the rooms, all alone in the evening, choosing the colour, the shade, the missing detail, in search of harmony... » : Déborah Jung
« We want our guests to experience the authenticity and welcoming atmosphere that is typical of Alsace ».