Haut-Rhin, small in size, big in history Although that being one of the smallest French departments, the Upper Rhine can boast a heritage of great wealth. It is first of all a part of the country has paid a heavy price in history. The massif of Old-Armand, Tea at 1000 meters above sea level and overlooking the Black Forest, is still evident today. It was during the First World War, the scene of destructive fighting. Today, a monument and three chapels of Catholic, Jewish and Protestant faiths paid tribute to the 50 000 dead soldiers on both sides. And there are still remnants of fortifications and various facilities of the time, as well as a huge cemetery. Several museums trace the history of past centuries, such as the Museum of the Automobile and Railway in Mulhouse or the Ecomuseum of Alsace which recreates a village of the early century, authentic reflection as much in architecture as in the heritage. And if you are more tempted by the natural tourism, you will not be disappointed by the scenery of the Upper Rhine, forests, lakes, wine roads and vineyards to the eye as well as the legendary ski slopes await you. Do not miss the Butterfly Garden in Alsace. About two hundred species flit in near freedom, the most common to the rarest of all shapes and colors in a magical setting of rare plants, shapes and colors can be very special. During a weekend in the Haut-Rhin, you will discover the gr

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