A European crossroads between the Vosges and the Rhine
Between the Germanic and Latin worlds, Alsace is a mosaic of hills, mountains and plains, dotted with castles, vineyards and traditional villages likeand . The is perfect for hiking, as is the .
A region passionate about its history
Alsace is firmly anchored in modern Europe. The region has a number of towns full of character, which are among the most beautiful in all of France and have preserve a strong identity based on a particular way of life.
In the charming city of , which is home to the famous , lovers may stroll along the banks of the river in the , while culture buffs may explore the many museums including the .
The city of Colmar also promises a trip that is filled with discoveries, from the cultural wealth of the to the picturesque charm of the town of , and the medieval 16th-century .
There is also the city of Mulhouse, which hosts the , railway museum and the .
Alsace recounts the ups and downs of its history within the , the , the , as well as at the .
The Alsace region is also the home of gourmet specialties, one more appetizing than the next. The history of gingerbread is the focus of theas well as the . The winstubs (Alsatian restaurants), particularly those awarded Alsace Stars, offer traditional menus with dishes like the kouglof, the baeckeofe, the tarte flambée, (flammekueche) and dishes made with the famous Munster cheese. The Alsace Wine Route along with the reveals the secrets and flavors of the sylvaner, pinot blanc, noir or gris, riesling and gewürztraminer, Not forgetting the beer and brasseries.
A medley of events
The region’s traditions of gastronomy and craft-making are often on display at one of the many outdoor fairs: The Alsace Wine Fair, The Mulhouse Fair, and the Strasbourg European Fair. This rich medley of events culminates with the grand Strasbourg Christmas Market, the oldest in France. In fact, during the Advent, the magic of Christmas takes over all of Alsace under Saint Nicolas’ tutelage.
Passionate about art and culture? The International Festival of Colmar, Léz'arts scéniques, or Pisteurs d'étoiles will thrill you. Alsace is also ideal for family outings: the or appeal to both children and adults.
Unique gastronomy, world famous wines, charming villages, wonderful hospitality: Alsace has the very best to offer, all within a beautiful setting.