Sélestat (map) is a French town in Bas-Rhin, Alsace, in north-eastern France. It covers 44.4 sq km (17.14 sq mi) on an elevation between 165 m (541 ft) and 184 m (604 ft). The town has a population of around 20,000.
Guide to Sélestat Hotels
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Sélestat Clock Tower, Sélestat, Alsace
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More on Sélestat
Sélestat is one of the many picturesque towns in Alsace. It is located 22 km (14 mi) north of the equally charming Colmar and 49 km (29 mi) south of Strasbourg, the regional capital of Alsace. The town is on the left bank of the Ill River, in the Alsatian wine country.
Sélestat is today a popular tourist destination for its numerous historic buildings that have been well preserved. Among the sights in Sélestat includes the Romanesque Église Sainte-Foy (Church of St. Faith) and the Gothic Église Saint-Georges (Church of St. George) as well as the Baroque clocktower and Neo-Medieval water tower.
Sélestat was the intellectual center of Alsace during the Middle Ages. Its Humanist Library has one of the best collections of medieval manuscripts and Renaissance books in the world, including the oldest document that mentions America, dating to 1507.
Take the E25 (A35) expressway heading south from Strasbourg until Exit 16 (if coming from the north) and Exit 17 (if coming from the south).
Église Saint-Georges, Sélestat
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Places of Interest in Sélestat
- Bibliothèque Humaniste
Library with some of the earliest printed books, including the earliest to mention America, from 1507.
- Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Castle in the Vosges mountains west of Sélestat, with marvelous views of the Alsatian plain below.
- Cour des Prélats
Turreted ivy-covered mansion.
- Église Saint-Georges
Church with its roof tiled with Burgundian tiles.
- Église Sainte-Foy
12th century church with octagonal belltower.
- Sélestat Clocktower
One of the landmarks of the town.
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