Colorful storybook houses lined up throughout the city, lush greenery as far as your eye can see, and friendly locals clinking their glasses of Riesling together while watching people pass by…
Welcome to Alsace, a region in northeastern France known for its captivating blend of French and German influences.
Situated between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains, Alsace is a picturesque destination with charming villages, vineyards, and enchanting landscapes. With a rich history, delicious cuisine, and renowned wines, there’s much to see, do, and taste in the beautiful wine-growing region.
Ready to dive into a fairytale adventure, treat your taste buds, and explore picture-perfect towns?
Pack your bags – we’re heading to Strasbourg!
Strasbourg is the ultimate destination for a laid-back city break that checks all the boxes. Picture yourself strolling through quaint streets, feasting at Michelin-starred restaurants, sipping coffee at cozy cafés, and shopping ’til you drop. And if you visit in December, you’re in for a real treat – the magical and historic Christmas market that turns the city into a winter wonderland.
But the adventure doesn’t stop there. Strasbourg is also your gateway to the captivating region of Alsace, one of France’s top wine-growing areas. Imagine hiking or biking through lush forests and vineyards, following the wine trail to discover charming towns, or simply indulging in the region’s fine wines and hearty cuisine. Sounds like a dream, right?
Excited to start planning your trip? Let’s explore the best places to stay in Strasbourg!
If you’re headed to Alsace to tour the historic wine route, there’s no better place to stay than Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wine.
Lying 64 KM southwest of Strasbourg, Colmar is a beautiful, well-preserved town home to many architectural landmarks and museums that give you a glimpse of the traditional Alsatian life. You can also almost always count on good weather – thanks to the Vosges mountains, Colmar enjoys a sunny microclimate and is one of the driest cities in France.
From the moment you step into Strasbourg, you’ll feel it.
A pleasant, welcoming vibe that’s a lot more than the friendliness of locals, the ease of getting around, or the odd familiarity of the storybook houses. Even on your first hour in the city, you’ll feel a sense of belonging – that you’re not a tourist to be scrutinized or a stranger to be wary of.
In a city that’s a mix of a lot of things, it’s just natural to fit in.
Get to know France beyond the glitz and glamor of its cities!
Go for a road trip to the French countryside and explore its fragrant fields, cliffside castles, and vibrant vineyards.
Here are 6 of the best French road trips to take.