European Quarter in Strasbourg

18 March 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, European Union Reading Time:  5 minutes

European Parliament © Jose Huwaidi/cc-by-sa-4.0

European Parliament © Jose Huwaidi/cc-by-sa-4.0

The European Quarter is spread over an area covering the districts of Wacken, Orangerie and Robertsau in the north-west of Strasbourg, France, and comprising the intersection of the River Ill and the Marne-Rhine Canal and has held the European Heritage Label since 2015. The first specific European building in the area was the Council of Europe‘s Palace of Europe in 1949, with the Rhine Commission being located towards the centre of the city. The European Audiovisual Observatory and the Institute for Human Rights are the only institutions in the quarter to have moved into pre-existing premises: a 1900 villa and an 18th-century former postal relay station and inn turned conventual building, respectively. The Arte headquarters, previously disseminated on several buildings across the town, were united in a single spacious building close to the Louise Weiss building in 2003.   read more…

Theme Week Alsace – Illkirch-Graffenstaden

26 November 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Town hall © Rh-67/cc-by-sa-3.0

Town hall © Rh-67/cc-by-sa-3.0

Illkirch-Graffenstaden is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in north-eastern France. It is the second-largest suburb of the city of Strasbourg, and is adjacent to it on the south-southwest. Illkirch-Graffenstaden is one of the fastest growing cities in France and probably in Europe, its population having more than doubled in less than forty years (from 11,648 in 1968 to 26,368 in 2006).   read more…

Theme Week Alsace – Sélestat

25 November 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Place d'Armes © Ralph Hammann/cc-by-sa-3.0

Place d’Armes © Ralph Hammann/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sélestat is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in north-eastern France with a population of 19.400. Sélestat is located in central Alsace, 22 km (14 mi) north of Colmar and 47 km (29 mi) south of Strasbourg, on the left bank of the Ill River. Sélestat is near the Alsace wine route.   read more…

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