Bas-Rhin
Sélestat
Interesting
Sélestat The Essential
Interesting
This is the town where the Christmas tree was invented. Given the ubiquitous nature of this festive symbol, such a distinction ought to have granted the town universal renown. But this is not the only claim to fame of this Alsace town. It is the birthplace of the Lutheran pastor Martin Bucer (1491-1551) and during the Renaissance was a great humanist centre. It has preserved many traces of this glorious era in its architecture... plus a fabulous library.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Sélestat
Église St-Georges
Église St-Georges
Featured is the original, very long
15 minutes
Bibliothèque humaniste
Bibliothèque humaniste
It contains two collections: the Latin
30 minutes
Église Ste-Foy
Église Ste-Foy
Note the lovely floral motif (borrowed
15 minutes
Récollets Church
Récollets Church
In reality, only the chancel of the old
15 minutes
Clock tower
Clock tower
This tower dates from the 14C; the upper
30 minutes
Sorcerers tower
Sorcerers tower
A remnant of the old fortifications in
30 minutes