Strasbourg and Bas-Rhin (Alsace)

Strasbourg a town of Art and history famous for its exceptional buildings|The massif du Donon| Mittelbergheim is one of the most picturesque villages of Alsace|Obernai is a town with a rich heritage, a true compendium of Alsace|The typically Alsatian village of Hunspach is labeled «Most beautiful Villages in France»|The castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg|

Description
Themes : heritage, culture, nature,

Bas-Rhin offers a stunning range of discoveries, in its architectural, historical, landscapes, gastronomy and tradition of a vibrant local life.


The stages
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The castle of Fleckenstein
Fleckenstein is a castle fort semi-troglodyte, it is the second most visited Castle in Alsace after the Haut-Koenigsbourg. Powerful and impressive, the castle of Fleckenstein extends on a ledge 100 meters in length to 338 metres above sea level.
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Wissembourg
Land of vineyards and orchards, the city of Wissembourg is developed around the Abbey of Saint Peter and Paul, the second largest building Gothic of Alsace after Strasbourg Cathedral. The town is rich of a religious heritage preserved despite a particularly troubled past.
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Hunspach
The typically Alsatian village of Hunspach is labeled "Most beautiful Villages of France". It charms with its remarkably preserved architecture, costumes and traditions. Fort Schnoenenbourg is the largest of the Maginot line.
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Strasbourg
The capital of Europe, Strasbourg is also a city of Art and history famous for its exceptional buildings. Included in the world heritage of the UNESCO, the old town has preserved many testimonies of its past, including its medieval period and his era Renaissance.
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Rosheim
The small town of Rosheim is renowned for its beautiful Romanesque church Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul of 12th century in yellow sandstone. The beautiful Romanesque red sandstone from 1170 House is a model of medieval civil architecture, it is the oldest building in stone from Alsace.
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Obernai
Obernai is an attractive town with a rich heritage, a true compendium of Alsace. It is the tourist town is the most visited of the Bas-Rhin after Strasbourg, notably for its beautiful half-timbered houses. It is nestled at the foot of mont Sainte-Odile on the famous 'Alsace wine road'.
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The massif du Donon
The Massif du Donon is the culmination of the bass-Vosges. The top two-tiered marks the boundary between Alsace and Lorraine. Since prehistoric times, attributed to him a sacred character. The Summit has kept the traces of religious ceremonies of the Celtic and Gallo-Roman periods.
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Mont Sainte-Odile
Mont Sainte-Odile culminates at 764 metres above sea level. It is surmounted by the Abbey of Hohenbourg, a convent overlooking the plain of Alsace. Alsatian culture Mecca, this Convent is a popular pilgrimage site. On clear days, the view extends to the black forest.
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Mittelbergheim
Located on a hillside, Mittelbergheim is one of the most picturesque villages of Alsace. The richness of its remarkable architectural heritage earned him to be labeled one of the "most beautiful Villages of France. Nearby, the vine is cultivated since Roman.
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Andlau
The city of Andlau is surrounded by vineyards and magnificent forests. She has a beautiful heritage with the Abbey Church Sainte Richarde, the castles of Andlau and Spesbourg of 13th-century and Renaissance houses in stone and timber.
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Sélestat
The town of Sélestat was the Renaissance a great humanist Center. It has preserved traces of this glorious period in its architecture and a fabulous library. This is one of the only two humanistic libraries in Europe, it has a very large number of works from the 7th to the 16th century.
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The castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg
Overlooking the plain of Alsace at 757 metres above sea level, the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg, built in the 12th century has all the advantages of a fortress. We view an exceptional panorama over the plain of Alsace, the Vosges and the black forest.
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