Its location in the heart of Europe and its unique history lend Alsace its multicultural character, as well as its strong regional identity that provides a guaranteed change of scenery and has always proven a tremendous success with our visitors!
02. To enjoy a breath of fresh air
In the heart of a well-preserved natural environment. Bordered by the Rhine River, the region is home to two Regional Nature Parks (the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park and the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park, the latter listed by UNESCO as the first cross-border European biosphere reserve), 21 nature reserves, and numerous eco-resorts.
03. To visit the 3 must-see Alsatian cities
With their exceptional architectural heritage : European Strasbourg, romantic Colmar, and Mulhouse, the European capital of technological museums.
04. To savoure refined, traditional terroir gastronomy
Boasting the greatest density of Michelin-starred restaurants, Alsace enjoys a gastronomic heritage of the finest quality: foie gras, pastries, cheeses and flambéed tarts are sure to delight food lovers.
05. To taste prestigious grands crus
Along the enchanting Alsace Wine Route,180 kilometres through the region’s vineyards and picturesque villages, that will allow you to discover the 7 grape varietals of the Alsace’s wine country.
06. To immerse yourself in centuries of history
A land of art and culture, Alsace is home to many museums and remarkable sites: churches, medieval castles, including Haut-Koenigsbourg (Alsace boasts Europe’s greatest concentration of castles), Neuf-Brisach (listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), and Mont Sainte-Odile.
07. To stroll through the region’s flower-filled towns and traditional villages
With their half-timbered houses, narrow lanes and balconies spilling over with geraniums, and to discover numerous municipalities labelled the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, such as Eguisheim, Hunawihr, Hunspach and Riquewihr...
08. To experience history in the present
Discover the region’s many memorial sites, such as the Alsace-Moselle Memorial and the European Centre for Deported Resistance Fighters, testimony of the region’s rich, turbulent history.
09. To recharge your batteries!
Alsace offers visitors a wide range of outdoor activities:14,000 km of marked footpaths through the Vosges Massif, 11 ski areas,1,350 km of bike routes, no less than 12 golf clubs, numerous adventure and leisure parks, etc.
10. To enjoy an eventful stay!
Whatever the season, Alsace offers a rich programme of events and festivities: wine festivals, arts and crafts markets, concerts, exhibitions and, of course, the traditional “Christmas in Alsace”. Something for all ages and interests!
The first encyclopaedia written by a woman, the Hortus Deliciarum or Garden of Delights was the work of Abbess Herrad of Landsberg and bears superb illustrated witness to daily life in Alsace during mediaeval times....