Alsace is unique, among French regions, due to its dual Franco-Germanic cultures. The majority of the population speaks French with a German accent, many of the towns of the region have German names and the village architecture delights in a pronounced Germanic influence, with all those picturesque and concentric narrow streets lined with colorful half-timbered houses and rich floral decoration. The region of Alsace consists of the départements of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin. Its principal cities are Colmar, Mulhouse and the regional capital Strasbourg. A visit to this area is always a delightful experience. It provides an enjoyable and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle. The word ‘Magnifique’ describes this beautiful region, with its peaceful and restful influence.
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