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  1. 1. The Regions of France<br />By. John McKnight<br />
  2. 2. Alsace is in eastern France and borders with Germany. <br />Alsace<br />
  3. 3. Bas-Rhin constitutes the northern half of the Alsacian region. The department is bordered by Germany to the north and to the east. The Haut-Rhin department covers the southern half of the Alsace region It is bounded by the department of Bas-Rhin to the north, the Rhine River to the east, Switzerland to the south, the region of Franche-Comté to the southwest .<br />Departments<br />
  4. 4. Regional Capital<br />  Strasbourg- Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace. Strasbourg means town of roads. Strasbourg is in Bas Rhin.The charming city has a very traditional half-timber architecture, cuisine and wines, the wooden structure in the buildings make the city very attractive.<br />
  5. 5. Geography<br />Alsace is 275 miles away from Paris. Alsace is in the heart of Europe. And borders with Switzerland and Germany. Alsace is 190 km long from North to South. Has fresh ponds and lakes. The most famous is lac blanc has an altitude of 1,055 meters. There are 13 ski resorts. Snow in some areas of Alsace like <br />
  6. 6. Castle<br />Haut-Koenigsbourg is a castle in Alsace. This castle is located at Orschwiller , Alsace. A coalition of cities of cities attacked and burned the castle in 1462. <br />
  7. 7. Beautiful Village <br />This is one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace. It is in the region of Haut-Rhin and is the village called Hunawihr. It is beautiful with its sights of the flower garden and beautiful church and cemetery.<br />
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  9. 9. Food<br />Munster cheese is a soft paste cheese with a washed rind. It was first made by the monks of the monastery. It is produced in a traditional way, with special standards since 1969.<br />
  10. 10. Flag<br />This is the flag of Alsace. These arms are based on the Alsatian arms. The white arms are representing lower Alsace and the gold crowns represent upper Alsace. The arms have been designed and used by the regional council since the 1990’s.<br />
  11. 11. Festivals<br />The high point of the Alsatian festive year is December, which begins with the feast of Saint Nicolas with its songs, legends and gingerbread. Christmastime gradually approaches and the streets are lit up with Christmas lights, the Christmas markets are set up in the squares and the delicious fragrance of cinnamon and biscuits can be enjoyed in Alsace's streets and homes.<br />
  12. 12. Monuments<br />The Kappellturm Belfry- Being 59, 60 meters high this watch tower stands behind the city hall. It was destroyed in 1873. The belfry served for the city as a watchtower.<br />
  13. 13. Costumes<br />The region is famous for Alsatian Headdress but it was abandoned in 1945. Today, this can only be admired during certain cultural and tourist events. Consequently, Protestant women in the North would wear the colors of their choosing, where as Catholics from Kochersberg (to the north-west of Strasbourg) wore only ruby red.<br />