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Strasbourg Cathedral

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Strasbourg Cathedral or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg, German: Liebfrauenmünster zu Straßburg) is a Roman Catholic cathedral  in Strasbourg, France. Although considerable parts of it are still in Romanesque architecture, it is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture. Erwin von Steinbach is credited for major contributions from 1277 to his death in 1318.
At 142 metres, it was the world's tallest building from 1647 to 1874, when it was surpassed by St. Nikolai's Church, Hamburg. Today it is the sixth-tallest church in the world.
Described by Victor Hugo as a "gigantic and delicate marvel",[1] the cathedral is visible far across the plains of Alsace and can be seen from as far off as the Vosges Mountains or the Black Forest on the other side of the Rhine. Sandstone from the Vosges used in construction gives the cathedral its characteristic pink hue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasbourg_Cathedral

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This panorama was taken in Alsace

This is an overview of Alsace

Située au coeur de l'Europe occidentale, l'Alsace est la plus petite région française mais a la plus forte densité. Très active économiquement, elle a sue préserver sa culture unique face à la mondialisation.

Les alsaciens sont très attachés à leur région et veulent la préserver. L'Alsace est une des régions les plus écologique de France. Les alsaciens se déplacent beaucoup à vélo, Strasbourg, la capitale, est d'ailleurs équipée de plus de 450Km de pistes cyclables !

À Strasbourg, il y a la cathédrale, mais aussi le parlement européen et le très célèbre quartier de la Petite France.

L'Alsace est une région très gastronomique. La choucroute, la flammenckueche (tarte flambée), le bretzel, sont quelques-unes des spécialités locales.

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