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Traditional Alsatian housing
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Alsace is a region of important and diverse architectural heritage. It is, indeed, home to various examples of Romanesque, Gothic, and Vaubanesque constructions. The traditional Alsatian home is the half-timbered house. It dates back to the Middle Ages. Its door seldom faces the street and is generally placed on the sides of the house. There are two types of villages in Alsace. The "village street" ("Strossedorf"), which runs along a main street, and the "village tas" ("Hüffedorf"), which revolves around a principal square.
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