It is a little known fact that the world-famous French beer Kronenbourg is brewed in Strasbourg, taking it’s name from the city’s western suburb – Cronenbourg – where the brewery is located. (But it’s only French in name now – as the breweries were bought by Scottish & Newcastle in 2000.)

Strasbourg is in fact the beer capital of France with around half of all French beer being produced in the region.

Consider this, and the fact that Alsace’s leading export is actually wine, it is a constant surprise to me that most British ex-pats would prefer to live in the Dordogne or Provence! Wake up people – there’s some serious drinking to be done here!