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Alsace Itinerary

Day 5

Strasbourg to Séléstat

We've finished with hills. Hurrah!

We'll follow the river Ill as far as the River Rhine, so we’ll pass the European Parliament building.  We’ll follow a bike path along the Canal du Rhône au Rhin which links the Mediterranean with the North Sea.

We end our day in Séléstat, home to the world’s most famous Humanist library.  Here’s a strange fact – books printed (not hand-written) before 1501 are known as Incunables, and the Humanist Library of Sélestat boasts more than 500 of them among a collection that includes books dating back to the 7th Century.  Nothing special happened to printing in 1501, it’s an arbitrary date, which I think makes it a little bit cooler.

Tonight we’ll rest our bones at the Hotel Vaillant.

Distance = 59 Km  / 37 miles

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