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  Discover Alsace : the official site of tourism in Alsace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Strasbourg will be only 3hr20min from Lille and 2hr25min from the Charles de Gaulle international airport TGV station.
It will also link Alsace to a dozen crossborder destinations, including Stuttgart, Basel and Zurich.
In going to any of these destinations, passengers will save a considerable amount of time compared with the day before – time they can choose to spend on their business or leisure.
www.tourisme-alsace.com /index.php?lg=en   (212 words)

  Alsace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alsace (French: Alsace; Alsatian/German: Elsass) is one of the 26 régions of France.
Alsace was part of the Holy Roman Empire and inhabited by people speaking a dialect of Upper German, Alsace gradually passed under French sovereignty in the course of the 17th century, and became one of the provinces of France.
Alsace was merged with Baden and Lorraine with the Saarland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alsace   (2946 words)

 Alsace. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Alsace is rich agriculturally (especially in the plain between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mts.), geologically (potassium exploitation in the Mulhouse area ranks France among the top worldwide producers), and industrially.
Alsace became a center of the Reformation (although the rural areas remained generally Catholic).
Lower Alsace was conquered (1680–97) by Louis XIV of France; the Treaty of Ryswick (1697) confirmed French possession.
www.bartleby.com /65/al/Alsace.html   (550 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ALSACE:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
One Hirtzel Lévi of Wettolsheim, condemned for armed robbery on false evidence and sentenced to be broken on the wheel at Colmar, Dec. 31, 1754, was exonerated by a decree of the Parliament of Metz, Sept. 24, 1755.
Public opinion was still hostile to them in Alsace, and in November, 1794, the Constitutional Committee of the Convention had to order the authorities of Strasburg to protect their Jewish citizens, against whom the keen business competition that existed in the city had been charged, and who had greatly increased in number during the war.
The population of Darmenach decreased from 340 to 232, and that of Hegenheim from 409 to 230.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?&artid=1313&letter=A&search=france&searchOpt=1   (7787 words)

 Alsace Development International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Alsace has a history spanning over two milleniums with struggles over the land, the language, and the chosen religion.
Alsace proved to be a strategic location that nations fought over for centuries.
Alsace is also famous for its wine and beer, and a wide variety of each is available to supplement an excellent meal.
www.alsace.com /aboutalsace.htm   (778 words)

 Alsace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Nationalism and the complexity of overlapping divisions within Alsace explain the reaction of the Alsatians to political events in Paris during the period 1848 to 1851.
Geographically, Alsace consisted of three agricultural zones; the rich plain along the Rhine where the peasants grew cereal crops, the hilly transition zone that depended on viticulture, and the impoverished subsistence agriculture of the Vosges mountains.
Alsace was also one of the most industrialized regions of France in the early nineteenth century.
www.cats.ohiou.edu /~Chastain/ac/alsace.htm   (2066 words)

 Alsace France,Introduction to the French Region of Alsace
The region of Alsace consists of the départements of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin.
Alsace [and Lorraine] is unique, among French regions, due to its dual Franco-Germanic cultures.
Between the years 1815 and 1870 the ties between Alsace and the rest of France were tightened through the establishment of universal suffrage in 1848 and the building of the railroads.
www.french-at-a-touch.com /French_Regions/Alsace/alsace_1.htm   (1091 words)

Alsace has much rich agricultural land, particularly between the River Rhine and the Vosges mountains.
Of Celtic origin, Alsace became part of the Roman province of Upper Germany, then fell to the Alemanni in the 5th century and to the Franks in 496.
In 1871 Alsace and the northern part of the province of Lorraine were annexed to Germany, at the end of the Franco-Prussian War.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0024661.html   (380 words)

 Alsace History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The history of Alsace is complex and fascinating.
Alsace is known to have had inhabitants as far back as 4000 years BC.
Alsace is invaded many times and devastated by plague and famine.
www.terroirs-of-france.net /english/regions/alsace/histoire.htm   (419 words)

 History of Alsace
Alsace did not become fully a part of France until the era of the French Revolution in the 1790's.
This is accounted for by the fact that those sections of the Fatherland had been devastated by wars and were ruled in despotism and ruinous extravagance, which tended to drive the industrious peasantry to seek homes where their labors would be justly and permanently rewarded.
The Alsatians have allied themselves, in the broadest sense, with the great mass of the German population of the city, and were foremost in the establishment of German churches and schools, in organizing societies, and in other ways fostering the welfare of their countrymen...
members.cox.net /smithgen/places/alsace/history.htm   (1756 words)

 Alsace on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
End of an era: following the end of potash mining in Alsace in 2002, MDPA is undertaking its final t...
Lower Alsace was conquered (1680-97) by Louis XIV of France; the Treaty of Ryswick (1697) confirmed French possession.
Lutheran hierarchy lets Alsace church cut ties: The regional synod bows to the wishes of a congregation that had grown troubled over the direction the national organization was taking.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a/alsace.asp   (721 words)

 Virtual France - French property, Livng in France, travel information, property for sale, holidays, rentals, hotels, ...
In 1871 it was annexed by Prussia after the Franco-Prussian War but was restored to France in 1918 (Albert Schweitzer, the famous humanitarian, was born in Alsace in 1875, but is claimed by both the French and the Germans as their own son … but he lived much of his life in Africa).
The region used to be a nesting place for migrating storks but over the years their numbers gradually declined; twenty years ago the stork population in Alsace had dwindled to near extinction.
Alsace, situated in the middle of the line, has around 2,000 installations, and several are open for a visit.
www.livingfrance.com /lvfra/content/filoFrance?id=150   (1213 words)

 German Genealogy: Alsace / Elsass History
Buffeted on both sides, the new kingdom did not last long and the region that was to become Alsace eventually was absorbed into the Holy Roman Empire as part of the duchy of Swabia in the Treaty of Meersen in 870.
The treaty stipulations regarding Alsace were extremely byzantine and confusing; it is thought that this was purposely so that neither the French king or the German Emperor could gain tight control, but that one would play off the other, thereby assuring Alsace some measure of autonomy.
Alsace and Lorraine from Caesar to Kaiser: 58 B.C.-1871 A.D., 1915, New York and London: G.P Putnam's and Sons.
www.genealogienetz.de /reg/ELS-LOT/als-hist.html   (2504 words)

 Alsace Definition in the Wine Dictionary at Epicurious.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Alsace also differs from other French winemaking regions because of its widespread German influence.
The exception is Edelzwicker, which means "noble wine," and consists of a blend of the approved white Alsace grape varieties.
Alsace Grand Cru, Vendange Tardive, and Sélection de Grains Nobles appellation wines can be made only from Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Muscat.
www.epicurious.com /drinking/wine_dictionary/entry?id=5319   (468 words)

 Alsace wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The wine producing region of Alsace in France primarily produces white wines.
Its wines, which have a strong Germanic influence, have the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlées Alsace AOC, Alsace Grand Cru AOC and Crémant d'Alsace AOC.
Along with Austria and Germany, it produces some of the most noted dry Rieslings in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alsace_wine   (237 words)

 Alsace Wine Guide: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat and more
As with all other wine regions, it is the producers name that is the best guide to the style or quality to be found in the bottle, and the village names, which may sometimes be found on the label (but frequently not) are not crucial.
The top domaines produce a range of cuvées, but in general there are basic AC Alsace village wines (the name of the village will not necessarily be printed on the label) and the AC Alsace Grand Cru wines.
Alsace has enjoyed a string of good vintages recently, which only emphasises my point above that it is the producer behind the wine that is most important.
www.thewinedoctor.com /regionalguides/alsace.shtml   (1586 words)

 Alsace France travel and tour information for cycling tours, walking tours, or anyone visiting Alsace.
Alsace France: After the partitioned empire of Charlemagne in 817 and 843 was organized, Alsace became part of Lotharingia.
In Alsace and in Lorraine, the French language is dominant.
It is a region with numerous lakes testifying to the presence of ancient glaciers.
www.discoverfrance.com /regions/alsace.html   (667 words)

 German Genealogy: Alsace / Elsass
The political border to the north and east is with Germany, the states of Rheinland-Pfalz and Baden-Württemberg respectively, to the south with Switzerland and to the west with the French departments of (see Lorraine) Doubs, Haute-Saône, Vosges and Moselle.
Responsibility for recordkeeping was taken from the churches and given to civil authorities in Alsace in 1793.
Thus, in Alsace, this change did not occur before 1648, when a big part of it became French, but only in towns and lordships that were in majority Roman Catholic.
www.genealogienetz.de /reg/ELS-LOT/alsace.html   (4395 words)

 Francekeys.com ® - Alsace Region - Tourism, Leisure, and Travel in France
Alsace is located at the eastern border of France, 275 miles from Paris and right in the heart of Europe.
Regarded as the national dish, choucroute is fluffy sauerkraut served with smoked ham, sausages, and potatoes, enjoyed with wine or beer.
The seven Alsace wines, six white and one rosé, are named after the grapes from which they are made: Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, riesling, sylvaner and Tokay Pinot Gris.
www.francekeys.com /english/regions/alsace.shtml   (271 words)

 ALSACE AND LORRAINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
As border regions, Alsace and Lorraine have been fought over for centuries by France and Germany, their beleaguered past recalled by many a military stronghold and cemetery.
At the northeast frontier of France, bordered by the Rhine, Alsace forms a fertile watershed between the mountains of the Vosges and the Black Forest of Germany.
Centuries of strife have made border citadels of Metz, Toul and Verdun in Lorraine, while Alsace abounds with castles, from the pastiche folly of Haut-Koenigsbourg to Saverne's ruined fortress, built to guard a strategic pass in the Vosges.
www.franceway.com /regions/alsace   (244 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of Mulhouse, 1914
The Battle of Mulhouse, one of the August Battles of the Frontiers, comprised the opening French attack of the war, and began at 05:00 on 7 August 1914.
Forming a fundamental component of France war strategy, Plan XVII, the Battle of Mulhouse was intended to secure the recapture of Alsace (with Lorraine to follow separately), territories lost to Germany as a consequence of losing the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.
Aside from the matter of national pride inherent in the capture of Alsace, French troops there would be well placed to guard the flank of subsequent French invasions further north.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/mulhouse.htm   (429 words)

 Alsace - France Guide, official site for tourism and travel information on France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A region situated at the crossroads of Europe, Alsace is a frontier land both open to the world and attached to its own traditions.
COLMAR, A CULTURAL, TOURISTIC AND GASTRONOMIC TOWN The capital of Alsace Centre, near Germany and Switzerland, Colmar (roughly 67,000...
Obernai, the town where all roads and destinies meet.Situeted in the historic Vosges mountains, at the crossroads of the famous Alsace Wine Road and...
us.franceguide.com /regions/region.asp?z1=0oSiAwAa&idr=3   (945 words)

 Wine Best Producers: Alsace
Alsace is responsible for some of the world's greatest white wines.
It is with the first three, however, that Alsace has crafted its sterling reputation.
Lying in the rain shadow of a mountain range, Alsace is actually a warm and sunny climate for its northern latitude, with a plethora of fantastic, sloping vineyard sites.
www.tastings.com /wine/best_producers/france_alsace.html   (183 words)

 Provinces of Alsace and Lorraine
Part of the Holy Roman Empire until 1648, Alsace was added to France by the Treaty of Rijswijck in 1697.
Between 1871 and 1918, Alsace (the departments of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin) and the eastern part of Lorraine (now the department of Moselle) were annexed to Germany as a result of France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War.
At the foot of the steep eastern slope of the Vosges is a famous vineyard region.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Provinces/Alsace-Lorraine.shtml   (595 words)

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