Summer morning sunrise in the French vineyard region of Alsace

HIGHLIGHTS

Green plateaux, wooded mountains and picturesque villages, together with a unique Franco-German culture, make Alsace-Lorraine the most appealing of destinations.

Alsace Lorraine

Green plateaux, wooded mountains and picturesque villages, together with a unique Franco-German culture, make this the most appealing of destinations. Cities such as Strasbourg, Metz and Nancy have much to offer visitors, and there is a wonderful variety of local white wines and cuisine to enjoy.

Together, these regions form the entire border that France shares with Germany, and as you might expect, there is a marked Germanic influence in both the language and cuisine.

Alsace is an almost fairy tale land of forests, mountains, lakes and flower bedecked villages with half-timbered houses. Strasbourg is the regional capital - some would say the capital of Europe. But move away from the modern buildings of administrative power and you will discover an enchanting medieval quarter known as 'Petite France'.

Lorraine is known mainly for its variety of Roman spa towns, Celtic fortifications and many examples of fabulous Baroque architecture found in the city of Nancy. Nancy was also the original home of art nouveau, and the art museum here contains works by both Manet and Monet. Cuisine specialities across the two regions include choucroute, tarte à l'oignon, plus of course, quiche lorraine and wines.

Our top places to visit

The Port de la Craffe gate in Nancy

EXPERIENCE

NANCY

Picturesque view of the river in Strasbourg, reflections of half-timbered houses, flowers in foreground

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STRASBOURG

The Château Rohan is an impressive sight at night

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SAVERNE

Holidays in France

Sail & stay with us to save time and money! Pack your car with everything you need - even the family pet, and enjoy the fun of travelling on board.

Gite in Atlantic Loire Valley

GITES AND COTTAGES IN FRANCE

View of the Hotel Aigue Marine, Tréguier

HOTEL HOLIDAYS & BREAKS IN FRANCE

Family walking on the beach

FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE AND SPAIN

A man and a woman reading by their car

CAR & MOTORCYCLE TOURS IN FRANCE

All cities in Alsace Lorraine

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