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.
Head out of the bustling cities and take a weekend trip to one of these beautiful French destinations.
From lush wine regions to laidback beach towns, wealthy historic ports to scenic hilltop villages, there’s a lot to see and discover in France. We can go on road trips around France for months and still have a lot of ground to cover.
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.