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Alsatia

Alsatia
The Essential

The generous nature of Alsace makes itself felt in the opulence of its flower-filled villages, the renown of its large cities, the splendour of its landscape, the delights of its cuisine and, of course, the diversity of its grape varieties! Endless opportunities for sampling history, culture, nature and leisure activities await visitors, all without your ever having to stray far from the Rhine.
You can visit Strasbourg, the European city, with its magnificent cathedral, the typically Alsatian Colmar with its charming canals, the prestigious industrial museums of Mulhouse, and the Musée Lalique in Meisental. Go for a hike in the awe-inspiring Vosges Mountains, following either the impressive Route des Crêtes or the promising-sounding Route des Vins, and take in a landscape that is as varied as the region's cuisine.
Indeed, from sauerkraut to gugelhupf, from Munster to Bargkass, from Riesling to Kirsch, the range of culinary delights is outstanding!
Throw in the magic of the Christmas markets, a veritable institution in the region, and you'll be hooked!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Alsatia

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Cathédrale Notre-Dame
Cathédrale Notre-Dame
Strasbourg
1:00
Old Town Old Town
Old Town
Strasbourg
2:00
Cité du Train Cité du Train
Cité du Train
Mulhouse
Alsace Wine Route Alsace Wine Route
Alsace Wine Route
Colmar
Cité de l'Automobile and Schlumpf collection
Cité de l'Automobile and Schlumpf collection
Mulhouse
Musée d'Unterlinden
Musée d'Unterlinden
Colmar
3:00

Our reports

An excursion to the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Watching it appear through the morning mists is a magical experience. This 270-metre long fortress roosting nearly 800 metres high is neither a mirage nor a ‘Grande Illusion’, in reference to the name of the film that Jean Renoir shot here in 1937. The rocky promontory upon which the castle is built overlooks all of the routes that cross through Alsace: wine, wheat and salt.
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Riquewihr, jewel of Alsace’s vineyards

With the exception of its neighbours from Lorraine in 1635, Riquewihr has withstood invasions from all quarters; times have however changed and the town now welcomes some two million tourists who take the town by storm every year.
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Colmar, the quintessence of Alsace

Little Venice, Unterlinden Museum, the House of heads, the tanning district, Bartholdi Museum, Pfister House – we could spend all day enumerating enchanting sites in the seat of the Haut Rhin département. But we have better to do – take you round, for example.

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