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Alsace-Lorraine Travel Guide

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Plan Your Alsace-Lorraine Vacation

Only the Rhine separates Germany from Alsace-Lorraine, a region that often looks German and even sounds German. But its heart—just to prove how deceptive appearances can be—is passionately French. One has only to remember that Strasbourg was the birthplace of the Marseillaise national anthem to appreciate why Alsace and Lorraine remain among the most intensely French of all France's

provinces.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Follow the wine road Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr, a pair of medieval villages filled with "Hansel and Gretel" houses and bottle-laden cellars, are at the heart of the Alsatian wine route.
  2. Be enchanted by Colmar After two world wars Colmar rebuilt itself—today the mazelike cobblestone streets and Petite Venise waterways of its Vieille Ville are as atmospheric as ever.
  3. Get an architectural eyeful in Nancy Classic 18th-century elegance and fanciful Art Nouveau innovation meet reminders of the medieval past in this city.
  4. Pay tribute to Joan of Arc If you're a fan of Jeanne d'Arc, you’ve come to the right place; she was born right here in Domrémy-la-Pucelle.
  5. Discover the charms of Strasbourg, capital of Alsace The symbolic capital of Europe is a cosmopolitan French city rivaled only by Paris in its medieval allure, history, and haute cuisine.

When To Go

When to Go

Alsace is blessed with four distinct seasons and one of the lowest rainfalls in all of France—so anytime at all is the right time to visit. Snow...

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