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Versailles has become a true shrine of medieval culture. The same named palace is the biggest sight of this place. Long ago it was the residence of French kings, so its spacious halls have retained their elegance and luxury till our days. During an excursion in the palace, tourists will know more about the history of that place and the purpose of every room. The most famous landmarks of Versailles are the Grand Canal and the Neptune Fountain. Versailles is located in the centre of a beautiful park decorated with statues and fountains. There are two historic buildings in the distant part of the park – the Grand Trianon and the Petite Trianon. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Alsace

Advices for travellers

7. Going to one of the gastronomic establishments, it’s worth remembering that tipping is required. The tip is usually about 12-15% of the account; in large restaurants service charge may be included in the total. 8. One of the busiest tourist seasons in Alsace is Christmas holidays. At this time, holiday markets are working in all cities of the province; the largest market is in Strasbourg. At this time, … Open

Travel guide to Alsace

One of the oldest castles in the region is Château Haut-Barr built in 1100. It is located in the surroundings of Saverne. This medieval castle is located on the hilltop too. It has a view of historical city streets and main attractions. The most extraordinary castle from an architectural point of view is Château du Fleckenstein built in 1165. It resembles a boat with its outlines. The length of the castle is 52 … Open

Traditions and mentality of Alsace

Art lovers associate Alsace primarily with the work of Jean-Jacques Valetz, which is known to the general public as Annecy. Today, works of this outstanding cartoonist and illustrator are widely admired; he covered the brightest everyday topics in his works. Drawings of Uncle Annecy became an integral part of national folklore; they also decorate a variety of souvenirs. It’s quite simple to recognize pictures … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

National cuisine of Alsace would impress those who don’t imagine a meal without fish dishes. Numerous rivers flow through the region; they have remained main sources of fish for many hundreds of years. The most common treats are pike and carp served with lemon and a garnish of potatoes. However, natives consider not fish, but bread to be their national feature. Breadmaking has long become a real art; local … Open

Attractions and active leisure

This picturesque province never ceases to attract connoisseurs of fine French wine. There is a tremendous amount of old wineries in Alsace. Ribeauville town surrounded by beautiful vineyards and castles is notable for its history going back for more than 12 centuries. By the number of wineries, this charming town is one of confident leaders of the province. Cave de Ribeauville white wine is produced there. The wine … Open

Cultural excursion through Alsace - things to see

Alsace is one of the richest provinces of France from a cultural point of view. Strasbourg is the capital of the region; it’s worth to start exploring its attractions with a visit to the central square. Here there is a beautiful cathedral; one of its towers is equipped with an excellent viewing platform. Near the Cathedral Square there is Kammerzell maison, the unique half-timbered building. Its first floor was … Open

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