Alsace is located in the region Grand Est. Its flowery villages with the typical half timbered houses, the splendid big cities, the magnificent landscapes, the typical gastronomy and the diversity of its vines make that region one of the most visited in France. You will have a wide choice between history, culture, nature and leisure activities during your trip to Alsace. Visit Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament with its cathedral, charming Colmar, prestigious museums of the industry of Mulhouse, the Chateau de Haut Koenigsbourg or have a hike on the “Grand Ballon d’Alsace”, highest point of the region. Follow la “route des Crêtes” or the wine route (“la route des vins d’Alsace”), stretching out to 170 km from north to south, and discover the wine of the region and its gastronomy: Why not taste the famous “Sauerkraut”, some Munster Cheese or a slice of Kougelhopf accompanied by a glass of Gewürztraminer wine? The Alsatian Christmas markets are real institution of the region and attract thousands of visitors each year.
Visit the beautiful cities of Lorraine: the Place Stanislas in Nancy, capital of the “Art Nouveau”, Metz and its “Centre Pompidou”, Baccarrat and its Crystal Museum, the stunning cathedral in Toul. In Verdun you can visit the battlefields of first world war and the Fortifications of the Maginot Line. Drive or hike through the hills, plains, and forests of the region. The massif of “The Vosges” will impress you. You surely already heard about the “Quiche Lorraine”, the emblematic tart for the region, as well as the mirabelle (plum) used in pies and alcoholic beverages.