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Bale, or Basel, is located where the French, German and Swiss borders meet.

Bale, or Basel, is located where the French, German and Swiss borders meet.

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  • 1. La Suisse: Le Jour Final
  • 2. Vocabulaire
    La Rivière: River
    Les banlieues: suburbs
    L’hôtel de ville: city hall
  • 3. Bâle
  • 4. Bâle
    Located where the Swiss, French, and German borders meet
    The city actually has suburbs in both France (Alsace) and Germany
    Located on la rivière Rhône
  • 5. La Rivière Rhône
  • 6. Major industrial center for chemical and pharmaceutical industry
  • 7. Home to the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation
    Also home to the world’s oldest art collection accessible to the public, le Musée des Beaux Arts
  • 8. La Gare
    Claims to be the world’s first international train station
  • 9. Was once the ancient Roman city August Raurica
  • 10. La Tour de Munster
    • Red sandstone architecture and colored roof tiles make it a unique and popular tourist site
    • 11. Originally a Catholic cathedral, today it is a reformed protestant church
    • 12. Badly damaged in 1356 during an earthquake
    • 13. Has undergone several renovations since then
  • L’hotel de ville
    Particularly German in style
    Located au centre-ville
    Dates back to the 1500s
  • 14. Le “Messeturm”
    Tallest building in Switzerland
    “Trade Fair” Building
    Offices and a hotel (Ramada)
  • 15. Au Revoir, la Suisse!