Alsace is a region with noticeable German influence that is evident in the charming storybook villages and its bustling capital, Strasbourg. Located between the Vosages Mountains and the Rhine River Alsace has many quaint Christmas markets that are a special treat for the holiday season, but Strasbourg boasts the oldest Christmas market in Europe. The area also boasts the Alsace wine road (Route des Vins) which has more than 90 small towns and villages along the route. The Alsace wine region is known for its crisp white wines and enchanting medieval villages along the route. The castle was built in the 12th century and was once home to the German emperor Wilhelm II who began extensive restorations in the early 1900’s to restore it as a medieval fortified castle,
Not to be forgotten is the WW I and II history in this area that was taken over by Germany and returned to France on two different occasions.
Champagne and can satisfy not only the novice taster, but also the most experienced champagne connoisseur. Try a tasting at a famous champagne house and then take a drive through the “Routes du Champagne” to explore this wine-growing area first hand. See how champagne is grown, bottled and even partake in a tasting of the bubbly.
The city of Reims is a good place to start your exploration of the Routes du Champagne. So many of the world renowned champagne cellars are located beneath the city. Reims also has a one of the world’s most famous cathedrals, Cathédrale Nortre Dame de Reims.
Lorraine and military history abounds in this region as there are many World War I battlefields to explore. This region lets its visitors delight in its interesting architecture, outstanding churches, museums, lush rolling hills, nature preserves, and rivers. Many of the towns have a fascinating heritage to explore. The exceptional artistic and cultural offerings can provide many pleasant excursions throughout the Lorraine region. Contact us with your inquires for a visit to the Grand Est.
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Explore the Alsace wine route to discover the wines of the region. Renowned for its aromatic whites, the regions climate is well suited with a dry sunny climate and favorable soils and exposure.
Experience the Champagne region with your choice of three tastings at area chateaux, like Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Tattinger, Billecart-Salmon , Ruinart, Martel, Pommery and more. Plus a visit to the impressive Cathedral Notre Dame in Reims where the kings of France were crowned.
Walking Tour – City and Villages
Discover some of the most picturesque and interesting towns and villages in France. We can provide walking tours upon request. Select a village or theme for the tour and we will provide a qualified guide for you.