Intesive French Language Program In Strasbourg, France:
Strasbourg, 7th city of France, is not only the intellectual and economic capital of Alsace, it is also one of the European capitals. Located in the eastern part of France called Alsace, it enjoys a privileged geographical situation: a stone’s throw away from Paris by train, it is very close to Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Switzerland.
With more than 2000 years of history, it has a lot to offer to tourists and students alike, from historical sites dating back to the Romans, to museums, to contemporary landmarks. In 12 B.C., the Romans picked the site to build a military camp called Argentotarum. Later, it became Strateburgum, which means “the city of crossroads”, because of it geographical position. Its magnificent cathedral was built during the Middles Ages, an age of great development for the city. It was renown as an intellectual center where Humanism and the Reform flourished. Alternately French and German, depending on who won the latest war, Strasbourg was definitively reintegrated into France in 1918. In 1949, it was chosen to be the seat of the Council of Europe; it has become the symbol of European reconstruction and unity.
Today, with both a medieval Quarter and some definitely futuristic architecture, Strasbourg bears witness to 2000 years of history.
New York, Geneva and Strasbourg are the only cities in the world with international institutions even though they are not state capitals. The Council of Europe. Created in 1949. 45 countries are members of this organization (representing approximately 765 million people); its main mission is to protect human rights, but it also concerns itself with social problems, education, culture, and the environment.
Foie gras and choucroute garnie are two of the delicacies that you will want to try in Strasbourg. Alsace is famous for its cheeses, in particular for Munster, a strong soft cheese. Try the pies filled with bilberries, plums, damsons, or apples. Alsace is the only French region that produces both beer and wine. Its Rieslings, Sylvaners, and Pinots are renown around the world.
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