Alsace is the Germanic region of France. It is a region lying on the west bank of the river Rhine, between the Rhine and the Vosges mountains. To the north and east it shares a border with Germany; to the south with German-speaking Switzerland, and to the west with Lorraine and Franche Comté. Historically speaking, Alsace was part of the German-speaking area of central Europe, and to this day
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Alsace (/ æ l ˈ s æ s, -ˈ s eɪ s, ˈ æ l s æ s, -s eɪ s /; French: (); Alsatian: ’s Elsass; German: Elsass (); Latin: Alsatia) is a cultural and historical region in eastern France, on the west bank of the upper Rhine next to Germany and Switzerland.. From 1982 to 2016, Alsace was the smallest administrative région in metropolitan France, consisting of the Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin
France Index: Chronology. 464 – 486 Syagrius (b. 430 – d. 487), magister militum per Gallias, rules Northern Gaul from Novidunum
The Alsace (common pronunciation – Al zass) region in France is known for its wine, beautiful villages, food and castles. The Alsace Wine Route (Route des Vins d’Alsace) is a 105-mile (170 km) long route that winds through the many verdant vineyards of the Vosges mountain and quaint and colorful villages.
Hover over the image to save it to Pinterest for later! Small Towns in France You Have to Visit. When most people think France, they immediately think Paris, and often times it is unfortunately the only city they visit. Here are 9 of the most beautiful small towns in France, that are NOT Paris.
One Hundred and One Beautiful Towns in France: Food & Wine [Simonetta Greggio] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, One Hundred & One Beautiful Towns in France: Food and Wine explores the local delicacies of a country known for and proud of its love of food and wine. Organized by region
A note on classification: By any system of measurement, Paris is the biggest city in France. That much is clear; but after that, classifying French towns and cities in order of size is an art, rather than a science, since the results depend very much on the criteria used.
Discover our ten unmissable sights in Alsace: our iconic monuments, the Route des Vins d’Alsace (the Alsace Wine Route) and the Route des Crêtes (Route of …
A celebration of the most enchanting hamlets in France, now available in a popular format. Gorgeously illustrated as well as informative, One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France is a tour through the pleasures of the French countryside, a place where the pace slows, locals engage strangers in conversation, and every town presents a unique set of curiosities waiting to be discovered.
A gem of Alsace and a top tourist attraction in the region, the lovely village of Riquewihr is listed as one of the « Plus Beaux Villages de France » (Most Beautiful Villages of France) as well as a « Village Fleuris » (Flowering Village). From far away, with the church steeple rising above the village, Riquewihr looks like a drawing in a children’s storybook.
By David May Directions to bicycle Alsace, France Bike on roads and a few cycle paths, through wine villages and vineyards. Bike Rating: Excellent, but traffic Nature of the Ride: Alsace fills a swath of land in the very east of France, from the crest of the Vosges (pronounced « voje ») mountains to the Rhine River. Accross the Rhine lies Germany’s corresponding « Elsass », bounded on the east by
Information about walking in Alsace & the Vosges, France. Includes maps, weather and accommodation information, photos and helpful advice.
Alsace. 24 Oct 1648 Haute-Alsace (Upper-Alsace) annexed by France.
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