Photos from Alsace

The name "Alsace" derives from the Germanic Ell-sass, meaning "Seated on the Ill", a river in Alsace. The region is famous for its vineyards, for the Vosges mountains and for the medieval heritage of Strasbourg, Colmar, Riquewihr, as the photos below show.

Riquewihr houses river

Riquewihr : medieval houses along the river


vosges prairie

Vosges mountain meadow


Riquewihr maison medievale



cathedrale de strasbourg

Strasbourg cathedral


Strasbourg river houses

Strasbourg : medieval houses





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