It turned French in 1681, German in 1871, French again in 1918, German in 1940 and French again in 1944. Welcome to Strasbourg.
While Paris gets most of the love, Strasbourg deserves to be showered with affection.
Lee Atkinson takes a walk through the world's biggest underground garage in Alsace.
Shaney Hudson meets a famous French chocolatier and takes home bitter-sweet souvenirs.
If you think the festive season is missing its magic, a wander through some of Europe's best Christmas markets will do wonders for your yuletide spirit, says Brian Johnston.
Shaney Hudson cycles and walks the 'fairytale' forests and villages of the small, but highly contested, region of Alsace.
Characters come out to play as Julietta Jameson journeys along the Rhine.