Discover Alsace

  • Strasbourg

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    Strasbourg

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  • Route des Vins Alsace

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    Route des Vins Alsace

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  • Strasbourg

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    Strasbourg

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Discover Alsace alsace fr

As the second smallest region in all of French territory (after Corsica), Alsace is the third greatest tourist destination among foreign visitors in France, after Paris and the Côte d’Azur.  

Nestled between the Vosges to the west and the Rhine to the east, on the frontiers of Germany and Switzerland, Alsace is named the crossroads of Europe in recognition of its situation at the very heart of Europe.

Alsace is vast in qualities: 

- Gastronomy: Alsace offers the refined menus of chefs renowned for their dedication to tradition as well as the highest culinary sophistication. In this region there is to be found the greatest concentration of Michelin starred restaurants (exceeded only by the proliferation of star restaurants in Paris)
The 170 km (~105 mi) Route des Vins (Wine Route) that traverses the fertile lands of Alsace winds through magnificent viticulture landscapes whereupon seven different varieties of grapes are grown and interspersed with ancient castles and medieval villages. This Alsatian wine route provides a magnificent overlook of the Rhine river valley and the Black Forest as it ranges the heights of the Vosges. 

- Nature: Alsace provides an opportunity for many different discoveries of nature. Its natural environment has been preserved for centuries in all of its unique and captivating diversity. This environment may be explored on foot, on horseback, or by motorbike. In the Vosges, two national parks maintain the local flora and fauna, which are not to be missed.

- Culture: After Paris, Alsace brings together the greatest concentration of museums and cultural sites, including  the Automobile Museum, the Museum of Unterlinden (home of the celebrated Issenheim altarpiece), and the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary art.

Colmar, the Wine Capital of Alsace, offers to visitors the chance to discover an astounding collection of Rhineland art dating from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.  Mulhouse, ancient city of technology and textiles, has in modern times become the second city of museums in all of France : there are to be found 12 fascinating museums in all. Strasbourg, ancient city of the Roman Empire, remains a significant cultural capitol of Europe and its historic central district is distinguished as an UNESCO world heritage site.

Above all, Alsace is a region of good living, as hospitality flourishes in the hearts of its people, in its restaurants and in its lodgings.

In Alsace, a singular sense of conviviality and warm welcome reign!

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