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

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Église St-Georges Église St-Georges
Église St-Georges
The imposing Gothic church of St George
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Bibliothèque humaniste
Bibliothèque humaniste
Founded in 1455, the Humanist library of
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Église Ste-Foy
Église Ste-Foy
The Romanesque Sainte-Foy church, built
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Clock tower
Clock tower
The clock tower (1280), also known as
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Old Arsenal of Ste Barbe
Old Arsenal of Ste Barbe
The Saint-Barbe arsenal with its
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Billex house
Billex house
In 1681, the town of Strasbourg signed
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