Storybook houses lined up throughout the city in various blues and yellows, lush greenery as far as your eye can see, and jubilant locals clinking their glasses of Riesling together while watching people pass by.
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 5 of the best French road trips to take.
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.
When it comes to relaxing holidays, there’s no town like a wine town.
One: you have the perfect weather that helps create the perfect grapes. Two: these grapes produce amazing wine that inspires delicious food. And three: this makes everyone giddy happy and friendly!
But too much of a good thing can be oh-so-wonderful, so we add one more ingredient to this perfect holiday recipe: the open road. And that’s exactly how we spent our holiday in Alsace, France’s northeastern wine-growing region: a road trip through beautiful towns, lush vineyards, and breathtaking mountain roads, all while filling up on good food, great wine, and amazing sights.
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.
Strasbourg is known for many things – as the capital of the historic wine-growing region of Alsace, as the seat of the European Parliament, as the Capital of Christmas, and as a border city that derives from both French and German cultures. The vibe you get as you go around the city is an intoxicating mix of countryside hospitality and cosmopolitan, multicultural charm.
Whether you’re coming for the wine and food, the history and culture, or just to relax for a little holiday, there’s a lot to love in Strasbourg. [Read more…] about Strasbourg travel guide – 2-day itinerary and tips for the perfect city break
Ready for wine, history, and great food? Buckle up – we’re going to Strasbourg!
Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France, near the eastern border with Germany. You’ll find a mix of Franco-German culture, history, and cuisine. If you’re a linguaphile, you’ll particularly love the thrill of being able to practice both your French and German during your stay.
Strasbourg is the perfect destination for a laidback city break. You’ll find a slew of Michelin-starred restaurants, cafés at every turn, endless shopping choices – all within a network of extensive cycling paths and convenient public transportation. You’ll also find lots of green spaces within the city, like the Parc de l’Orangerie and the Jardin des Deux Rives.
Strasbourg is also a great base to explore the beautiful and historic region of Alsace, one of France’s main wine-growing regions. It’s an excellent destination for hiking and biking, a road trip, and of course, enjoying the fantastic gastronomy.
To make your holiday as fun as possible, choose the ideal base from which to explore the city. Here’s where to stay in Strasbourg. [Read more…] about Where to stay in Strasbourg, France – neighborhood guide and best hotels