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 : medieval houses along the river
Vosges mountain meadow
Strasbourg : medieval houses