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Denise Jan 4th, 2000 02:30 AM

Alsace France
We are planning about a week in this area in October. Can anyone please help me out with your favourite spots and/o suggestions on what to see and do - and what to avoid. thanks to all - Denise in Brisbane <BR>

Adam Jan 4th, 2000 03:08 AM

Don't miss Strasbourg - I work there frequently and it is a very beautiful city with great restaurants and lots of historic sites. The local restaurants serve "tarte flambée" which is a regional speciality and delicious!

Al Jan 4th, 2000 05:33 AM

The drive from Strasbourg south to Colmar is beautiful. Get off the superhighway (Autoroute) and take the slower back roads. Colmar's old town is a collection of half-timbered, ancient buildings that flank meandering canals. See earlier comments on this city. Although not in Alsace, the city of Nancy offers some wonderful sightseeing. The Place Stanislaus and the the palace built by the Polish aristocrat, Stanislaus Poniatowski, afford some of the best baroque sites in France. Nancy was almost completely undamaged during the two world wars.

John Jan 4th, 2000 06:25 AM

Hi, Denise, <BR>The small towns in the vinyards are don't-misses in this area. Riquewihr, Kaysersberg...some are a little touristy but they are drop-dead gorgeous, good small hotels and restaurants, and you can walk around the vinyards, which ought to be in high color in October, and I imagine the chances are good for some new wine at that time. A little Gewurztraminer, an onion tart, a walk in the hills...what a good place to be.

Richard Jan 4th, 2000 01:29 PM

Write to the Alsace Wine Information Centre; 68012 Colmar; Cedex France and ask for the pamphlet "L

Rex Jan 4th, 2000 02:48 PM

Terse reply (I must be coming down with something!) <BR> <BR>Chateau de Haut Koeningsbourg <BR> <BR>Go there. Period.

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