Alsace is the national winner of the Department in Bloom trophy, awarded annually by the National Committee for Towns and Villages in Bloom.
Flowers are everywhere, especially geraniums.
Towns and villages throughout France take the national challenge to plant and display flowers along the roadways and on buildings, monuments, and homes. Any open green space that enhances the town’s beauty is counted as a plus.
No other region in the country takes the pledge more seriously. Hundreds of Alsatian communities are rated 1- to 4-flowers and proudly display a yellow Villes et Villages Fleuris sign at the entrance to their town.