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France, Bas-Rhin, (67), Alsace, Selestat, eglise Saint-Georges.
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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.

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  • Église Ste-Foy Interesting

    pl. du Marché-Vert F - 67600 Sélestat

    Note the lovely floral motif (borrowed from churches in Lorraine) of the capitals in the nave of this ancient Benedictine priory. The porch is decorated with arcades, cornices and historiated capitals.

  • Église St-Georges Interesting

    7 r. de l'Église F - 67600 Sélestat

    Featured is the original, very long narthex, which extends along the entire width of the facade and opens onto Saint-Jacques square through an elegant door. Three doors still have their original leaves. The pulpit of sculpted, gilded stone dates from..

  • Bibliothèque humaniste Interesting

    1 r. de la Bibliothèque F - 67600 Sélestat

    It contains two collections: the Latin library established in 1542 and the «Rhenanus library,» which contains 500 volumes that belonged to the humanist Baetus Rhenanus. There you can see 450 manuscripts, 530 incunabula, and the famous Cosmographiae I..

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Hotels Sélestat

  • Hotel Majuscule

    9 Route De Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines F - 67600 Sélestat

    The Hotel Majuscule is located in the heart of Alsace in the city of Selestat. It offers a Baroque atmosphere, a warm welcome and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are individually furnished and equipped with modern comforts such as shower, cable TV, telephone and ..

  • Auberge des Alliés

    39, rue des Chevaliers F - 67600 Sélestat

    Prix Prices from : 58 €

    Located in central Selestat, Auberge des Alliés is set in a 16th-century building with exposed beams and stain-glass windows. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the hotel. Decorated in white and orange tones, the guest rooms feature wooden fur..

  • Hotel De l'Illwald

    Le Schnellenbuhl F - 67600 Sélestat

    Located in Alsace, in a beautiful setting made of woods and rivers, Hotel Illwald welcomes you in a charming environment combining traditional and modern styles. Hotel Illwald features 16 fully equipped rooms and suites. They are all fitted with a..

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