Why Alsace ?

Exceptionnal heritage and quality of life

Centuries of history in the nutshell of a beautiful garden, landscaped by time and human hand, expressed in every cobblestone, every meal, and every encounter!

For your Eyes only

Beauty everywhere. From the rolling hills of the Alsatian vineyards to the wildlife sanctuaries of the Rhine forest, from the granite cliffs mirrored in the waters of the lakes of the Vosges mountains, to the spire of the Strasbourg Cathedral, from the cobbled streets of medieval towns to the daring architecture of the European District, Alsace is a perfect mix of urban areas, quaint villages and unspoiled nature. To be discovered while sipping a glass of Riesling on the terrace of a local winstub, cycling along Alsace’s extensive bicycle paths, or gliding silently over the rooftops in a hot-air balloon!

Culture and Social Life

After indulging in the wealth of outdoor activities offered by Alsace’s countryside, enjoy the region’s world-renowned gastronomy in one of the many Michelin-starred restaurants, sample our famous white wines or many local craft beers, and then top your experience by a night out at the Opera, Philharmonic, or Ballet. Among France’s youngest regions, Alsace caters to its 70,000 students and its dynamic foreign community through an impressive density of restaurants, theatres and nightspots.

Human-sized Cities to Visit or Live in

Colmar, the medieval jewel of central Alsace, with its sleepy canals, winding pedestrian streets, flower-covered half-timbered facades, is a touristic magnet allowing easy access to the picturesque villages of the wine road or the ski slopes in the Vosges Mountains.

The city of Mulhouse shares an international airport with its neighbor Basel, Switzerland, and is a dynamic industrial hub with France’s best selection of technical museums.

Strasbourg, the European capital, is home to the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights and a number of international organizations.  Strasbourg is a vibrant European metropolis hosting one of the largest French universities, with a maze of wonderful pedestrian streets around one of the world’s most beautiful buildings – the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Find out more about studying, living and visiting in Alsace : alsace.com