Alsace wine route and heritage

Between the plains and the “mountains” lies France’s most famous wine route!

Alsace wine route and heritage

Price from : 1485 €
Ideal duration : 12 days –
11 nights

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The Alsace Wine Route passes through a number of towns and villages of incomparable charm. Half-timbered houses, flower-filled lanes, Romanesque and Gothic churches follow one another along more than 170km. Among the stops on your Alsace wine route you will come across the name “Most Beautiful Villages of France” or “Most Beautiful Détours de France”, despite some sometimes very strange or eccentric names to pronounce for the uninformed!

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  • The wine route and the hillsides of Alsace
  • Discover the high castles
  • Half-timbered houses
  • The joy of living in the villages of Alsace
  • History between France and Germany
Voyage route des vins Alsace France vacances séjour

Days 1 and 2 : Arrival in Colmar

Enjoy your Alsace wine route ! Arrive at Colmar station and take possession of your vehicle for your entire stay in Alsace.

In the center of Alsace, the town of Colmar boasts a rich cultural heritage and remains an important stop on the wine route, with its first mention dating back to 823! It’s easy to stroll through typical quarters with flower-filled windows, and explore historic museums.

Things to see and do :

A detour to Eguisheim, voted “France’s favorite village”, the town’s atypical layout makes it so charming: secret medieval streets around the historic heart / The Unterlinden and Auguste Bartholdi museums.

Days 3 and 4 : Kaysersberg

Continue your journey towards charming Alsace, in the heart of the Ballons des Vosges Regional Park, stop in the pretty town of Kaysersberg, a strategic point for discovering the surroundings, and which was strategic historically by recalling the Roman road which linked Alsace in Lorraine. One of the most charming towns in Alsace, with its medieval sites grouped around the church (a masterpiece rarely equaled) and its fortified bridge dominated by the castle. Also voted “France’s favorite village” in 2017.

Your accommodation is just as atmospheric: a former convent dating back to the 11th century, it retains all the authenticity of the buildings of yesteryear.

Things to see and do :

Along the way and during your wine route in Alsace, its neighbors Niedermorschwihr and Riquewihr, also key stops on the wine route.

Day 5 : Ribeauvillé

Here you are in Ribeauvillé. A small wine-growing town, also home to the Carola spring water. Its cobbled streets and Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, adorned with an imposing 16th-century fountain, are teeming with life. Drink a Gewurztraminer on the terrace, eat a flammekueche in the shade of the medieval Butchers’ Tower or under the more distant protection of the silhouettes of the Ribeaupierre castles, a pleasant moment in prospect.

Day 6 : Sélestat

Meet near Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg. Here, you’ll plunge back into the Middle Ages, abandoned after 1633, this prestigious castle was offered by the town of Sélestat to Wilhelm II of Hohenzollern in 1899, and was renovated by architect Bodo Ebhardt in the early 20th century.

Your accommodation is a fine example of Renaissance architecture in Sélestat, a Hostellerie, a former private house with a remarkable roof that has retained the discreet charm of character residences.

What to see :

Volerie des aigles, Illwald forest / Maison du pain / Montagne des singes / Route des Crètes.

Voyage route des vins Alsace France vacances séjour
Voyage route des vins Alsace France vacances séjour

Days 7 and 8 : Obernai (Ottrott)

Just beyond Obernai, Alsace’s most visited town after Strasbourg, Otrott is known as the starting point for trails to Mount Saint-Odile, dedicated to the patron saint of Alsace.

You can easily get to Obernai, the next stop on your wine route in Alsace. Nestled in the foothills of the Vosges mountains, the town offers many attractions for gourmets, sports enthusiasts and heritage lovers alike!

And it is once again in a renowned Hostellerie that you will spend the next two nights. Your accommodation also has a SPA so you can relax from this wine route !

Day 9 : Traenheim and surrounding area

Dominated by the tower of its Romanesque church, the village of Traenheim lies to the north of the wine route, and will be your penultimate stop on this itinerary.

Days 10 and 11 : Strasbourg

She needs no introduction! Emblematic of the region, with its traditional houses, lively taverns and cathedral! The capital of Alsace is also full of charm and treasures. As close to nature as it is to the city, all visitors will be delighted. Its proximity to Germany also makes it a great place to visit!

What to see / What to do :

Visit the cathedral, enthroned majestically in the heart of the city, and extend your visit by climbing its tower for a magnificent panoramic view / Stroll around the Grand Ile, a UNESCO World Heritage site / Pass through the Petite France district, with its famous canals and locks / Take a tour on a bateau mouche / Climb the Vauban barrage / Cycle around the city / Discover the imperial district or “Neustadt” / Visit the cellar of the Hospices civils de Strasbourg / Visit its many museums / Enjoy a baeckeoffe or a choucroute garnie, etc…

Day 12 : Return train Strasbourg / Paris

Your Alsace wine route is now over. You’ll leave a little early to return your rental car, then board your train to Paris!

Voyage route des vins Alsace France vacances séjour

Further information

From €1,485 per person (based on 2 people).

 

Includes: Return train ticket Paris-Colmar and Strasbourg/paris, 11 nights in charming accommodation, breakfasts as per program, car rental.

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