Situated on the border between Switzerland and Germany, Alsace benefits from a privileged location at the heart of Europe. The harsh winters are ...
A strategic geographic position on the Rhine, registered heritage sites of exceptional richness, Strasbourg in Alsace is a city of multiples facets ...
Originally a revolutionary war song and hymn to liberty, the Marseillaise progressively became the French national anthem. Today it is the soundtrack ... for most official events.
Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836)
Rouget de Lisle wrote La Marseillaise, declared France’s national anthem on 14th July 1795. Banned under the First French Empire and the Bourbon ... Restoration, La Marseillaise once again became France’s national anthem under the Third Republic in 1879.
The symbol of strong rural cooking traditions, influenced by Germany and Eastern Europe, families from Alsace once fermented their own cabbage with ... salt and herbs in wooden barrels.