Alsace


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Al·sace

 (ăl-săs′, -sās′)
A region and former province of eastern France between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains. Along with neighboring Lorraine, it was annexed by Germany in 1871 after the Franco-Prussian War and returned to France by the Treaty of Versailles (1919).

Alsace

(ælˈsæs; French alzas)
n
(Placename) a region and former province of NE France, between the Vosges mountains and the Rhine: famous for its wines. Area: 8280 sq km (3196 sq miles). Ancient name: Alsatia German name: Elsass

Al•sace

(ælˈsæs, -ˈseɪs, ˈæl sæs, -seɪs)

n.
1. a region and former province of NE France, between the Vosges mountains and the Rhine.
2. a metropolitan region in NE France. 1,624,000; 3196 sq. mi. (8280 sq. km). Cap.: Strasbourg.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alsace - a region of northeastern France famous for its winesAlsace - a region of northeastern France famous for its wines
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations
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Alzacja

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[ælˈsæs] nl'Alsazia
References in classic literature ?
Germany will give up Alsace and Lorraine," he said hoarsely, "and will retire within her own frontiers.
Contract notice: maintenance work on the wood joinery of the various buildings constituting the heritage of the cic alsace eurometropole.
Apart from the private tours and day tours in Alsace and Burgundy all year round, there will be a luxury Alsace tour in autumn and two luxury Tuscany tours, one in spring and one in autumn.
Before I traveled to Alsace for the 60th anniversary of the Route des Vins d'Alsace, the region's 170 kilometer wine trail, I knew only a little about this pocket of northeastern France: Alsace is a sleepy border region that was contested in World War II, it produces a scary breed of dog, and the white wine is too sweet for my palate.
The wonderful wines of Alsace are a mystery to most Brits.
The latter three are very well known, yet the wines of Alsace still remain an enigma for many.
The wines of Alsace, Austria and Hungary might not, at face value, have a great deal in common.
Well off the main French tourism trail, Alsace boasts more Michelin starred restaurants than anywhere in France outside Paris.
FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy caused outrage by saying the bitterly fought over Alsace region, won back from the Nazis in 1945, was still in Germany.
London, Jan 20 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has sparked outrage by saying that the Alsace region, won back from the Nazis after the World War II, was still 'in Germany'.
French cement maker Lafarge (EPA:LG) said it had sold its aggregates and concrete (A&C) business in Portugal, Alsace and Switzerland for combined EUR120m (USD159m), as part of its EUR500m divestment plan for 2010.
Alsace is possibly the most picturesque wine region in France.