Alsace is a lovely and fascinating region of eastern France to explore, with impressive cities such as Strasbourg and Colmar, the Alsace wine route to follow, historical castles set on isolated hilltops, pretty villages sitting quietly in the vineyards and forests with scenic countryside.
Alsace is found in eastern France, on the border with Germany. It is the smallest region in France and very pretty in its location between the Vosges Mountains and the River Rhine.
Why visit Alsace?
The principal attractions that bring visitors to Alsace include:
- the attractive villages with streets of half-timbered houses overflowing with geraniums
- the historic city of Strasbourg
- the attractive mountain scenery of the Vosges and the Natural regional parks
- the castles, many in ruins, that bear witness to the conflict ridden past in Alsace
- the popular Wine Route (‘Route des Vins’) that explores the vineyards and villages