The article deals with the problem of researching of local cultures. It is connected with a question of variety of cultural experience. One of the most important aspects of the given problem is a definition of approaches and methods to the analysis of local cultures, processes of their formation and revealing of their peculiar features. Research of the specific in local cultures means the movement from the general to the particular, from the definition of the maintenance of local culture through its regional specificity to specific features.
The article deals with the cultural and philosophical analysis of the local culture of Alsace. The author examines the concept of local culture from the perspective of the theory of civilization and defines the culture Alsace as a system of values of a historically specific community of people that exists within some boundaries. The researcher highlights the specific features of the local culture of borderline synthetic type.