Alsace is located in the heart of Europe, with direct borders with Germany and Switzerland, and just hundred kilometers from Luxemburg, Belgium and Netherlands.


Located at the crossroads of several countries, along the Rhine River, on a main trade road connecting West and Central Europe, Alsace has always be considered as a place of great interest and have thus been ruled by different kingdoms, empires and countries over the centuries.

Nowadays and since 1949, Alsace is under French control but it has kept an important number of elements from its German heritage such several laws, its language (Alemannic language) as well as a large part of cultural elements.


Alsace has not only a bi-cultural background, from both French and German cultures, but has also a very wide and rich patrimony.

Indeed, with several sites listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, but also historical sites, numbers of mountains and natural parks, and a world famous wine and wine road, Alsace is a great tourism destination which welcome around 20 millions of people every year, from all over the world.


Located in the economical heart of Europe, between France, Germany and Switzerland, Alsace is the first region in France in terms of export, and the 5th one for foreign investment.

With a large number of high-tech companies and 3 Nobel prise winners, our region is widely recognized for its innovation and attract investors from all over the world.

L’Alsace in Europe and in the World

Alsace is a major political center for the European Community with several European institutions being located in Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace.

Indeed, with the Council of Europe, The European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Youth Centre, the Eurocorps and the Assembly of European Regions, Alsace is definitely the capital of Europe, on the same level than Brussels.

Then, people native from Alsace have always been travelling the world and you can thus find a large network of Alsatians everywhere on the planet.

Most of them are gathered in a network of around 50 organizations, on all continents, which are all of them linked to the Union International des Alsaciens.