There is no more symbolic way to France than the one that leads to Strasbourg across the European bridge. For centuries, the culture of Alsace, which combines French and German traditions, has been the subject of controversy between two neighbouring countries. But just as long ago, it became the place where negotiations were held to promote the unity of peoples. In the center of the city there is a cathedral - an ancient symbol of the spiritual community of European countries. Four years after the end of the Second World War, which caused the wounds and this creation of architecture, Strasbourg was elected the seat of the European Council, and in 1952 - the European Parliament.