Alsace is a French region located directly in the heart of Europe, between Switzerland and Germany. Its history is marked by the continuous conflict between the French and German empires that have dominated the territory for centuries.
Strasbourg is the capital city of Alsace, a loved and debated land. Due to its privileged position, it has been chosen as the seat of the European Parliament and of the European Commission for the Human Rights. In spite of the fact that many street names are in German, and that the German language is still spoken by the older inhabitants, the city was proclaimed French at the end of the two world wars.