This is a region of old world Germanic atmosphere especially in Alsace and Lorraine but still very French in its food and wine traditions.
The wine culture is present in both Alsace and Champagne regions.
In terms of architecture, you will find half-timber houses, storks’ nests, carved-wood balustrades but also Gothic cathedrals or Art Nouveau.
You will go from rolling countryside mirabelle orchards in Lorraine, to vineyard trails in Alsace and chalk tunnels carved under the streets of Reims, where millions of bottles are kept to mature.
4 tasting at Don Ruinart
Visiting the Crayères is an exceptional experience.
This chalk mining pits are designated Historical Monument since 1931.
The tour includes both the tour and a guided tasting of two cuvées of your choice:
– Ruinart Blanc de Blancs or Ruinart Rosé
– Dom Ruinart or Dom Ruinart Rosé cuvées.
A House Ambassador will accompany you during the two hours of your visit (tour and tasting).
Our tours are organized in small groups, upon a reservation, only from Tuesday to Saturday depending on the availabilities.
For cars lovers
Visit the world’s biggest collection of Bugattis among hundreds of vintage and racing cars at La Cite de l’Automobile, in Mulhouse.
Drive the oldest French Wine Route
Stretching over 150 miles, you will drive through vine covered hills, quaint villages with narrow streets and charming flower decked houses clustered around the local church steeple and will be welcomed by more than 1,000 vignerons for a free wine tasting.
Hike the Vosges trail
Hike with your guide in low mountains and discover waterfalls and forests.
It is also possible to do some biking, hang-gliding, canyoning, horse riding or cross-country skiing.
Taste the famous blueberry pie when in season
OUR FAVORITE HOTELS
Hostellerie le Marechal
4-star hotel – Colmar
On Lauch River in the Petite Venise neighborhood of Colmar, this charming, cottage-style hotel dates from 1565 and is a 3-minute walk from Le Musée d’Histoire Naturelle et d’Ethnographie and 12 minutes from Gare de Colmar train station.
Refined, individually decorated rooms and suites come with minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some feature river views, whirlpool tubs, canopy beds and/or separate sitting areas.
An upscale, waterside restaurant serves French cuisine and features stone walls and a timbered ceiling.
Chateau des Monthairons
4-star hotel – Dieue sur Meuse
This 19th-century castle overlooks the La Meuse river, and is 13.9 km from the city of Verdun.
Individually decorated rooms include seating areas and combine modern touches, like free WiFi and flat-screens, with old-world details. Featuring courtyard or park views, some rooms also add canopy beds, whirlpool tubs, and dining tables.
The grounds are on a 14-hectare landscaped riverside park that houses a heron sanctuary. An elegant restaurant overlooks the park and offers gourmet fare. There’s a spa that provides massage and other treatments, as well as a hammam, whirlpool, and sauna.
Hostellerie La Cheneaudière
4-star hotel – Colroy-la-Roche
Perched on a hill above Colroy-la-Roche, this polished spa hotel is 18 km from Struthof (a WWII concentration camp) and 31 km from downtown Sélestat.
Refined rooms come with free Wi-Fi, walk-in showers and minibars, as well as flat-screen TVs and DVD players; some offer forest views. Upgraded rooms and suites have Nespresso machines, free-standing tubs, terraces and/or decks with hot tubs.
There’s an upscale restaurant, plus a slick lounge bar with a fireplace. Other amenities include 4 pools and saunas, plus a classy spa featuring 3 therapy rooms and honey-based treatments.
Hotel des Berges
5-star hotel – Illhaeusern
On the banks of the Ill river and surrounded by weeping willows, this upscale hotel is 4 km from the N86 highway and 17 km from the restored 12th-century Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.
Elegant rooms with river-view balconies come with flat-screen TVs, DVD players, free Wi-Fi and minibars. Rustic-chic suites add living areas.
Breakfast (an extra charge) can be served in a renowned restaurant, or on a river punt. There’s also a bar, gardens, a terrace and an art gallery, as well as bike and canoe rentals. Pets are welcome for a fee.
Hostellerie Les Bas Rupts
4-star hotel – Gerardmer
Family-run for many generations, this classic chalet-style hotel is an 8-minute walk from Pistes Ski de Fond. It’s 3.4 km from Lac de Gérardmer and 3.9 km from the Domaine Skiable de Gérardmer resort.
The elegant rooms feature rustic-chic decor, minibars, TVs, free Wi-Fi and balconies. Upgraded rooms and polished suites add sitting or living areas, extra beds, fireplaces and/or terraces.
A breakfast buffet is available (fee). Amenities include a bar, a warm lounge with a fireplace, and a fine-dining restaurant with a wine cellar and a mountain-view veranda. There’s also a sauna, a hammam, tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor pools.
4-star hotel – Lunéville
Surrounded by parkland, this upscale 18th-century chateau hotel is 6 km from both Château de Lunéville and Parc des Bosquets.
The plush, individually decorated rooms come with Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Suites and apartments with garden views add separate living areas.
The acclaimed restaurant serves gourmet fare. Breakfast is offered for an additional fee. There’s an outdoor pool and walking trails. Event facilities are available.
Hostellerie Saint Barnabe
Beside the Breitenbachrunz river in the Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges, this upscale spa hotel is 2 km from the ruins of Château du Hugstein and 13 km from Grand Ballon mountain.
Refined rooms, some in an annex, come with organic cotton linens, minibars, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as free Wi-Fi.
A polished restaurant serves modern French cuisine, and a breakfast buffet is available for a fee. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a mini-golf course, a sunroom and a sauna, plus a garden and a spa with Asian-style massages and meditation workshops.
Le Clos Saint Vincent
4-star hotel – Ribeauvillé
Surrounded by vineyards, this elegant hotel is an 11-minute walk from central Ribeauvillé and 4 km from the ruins of the 13th-century Château de Saint-Ulrich.
Sophisticated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, sitting areas and TVs. Upgraded rooms and suites add balconies or patios, air-conditioning and/or vineyard views.
There’s a refined restaurant with a terrace and views of the countryside. Other amenities include a lounge, an exercise room and an indoor pool, plus a sauna and a hot tub. Massages are available (fee).
5-star hotel – Rouffach
In an elegant, circa-1800s chateau surrounded by vineyards, this upscale hotel is 4.6 km from Alsace Golf Links, 17.5 km from Colmar, and 30 km from Mulhouse.
Traditional rooms occupy both the main house and an annex. All come with flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded quarters add patios, countryside views, separate sitting areas and/or fireplaces. Kids age 12 and under stay free.
There’s an upscale, vineyard-view restaurant/bar with a terrace and a 16th-century dining room. Other amenities include an indoor and an outdoor pool, a tennis court, an exercise room and a formal garden. A spa offers chocolate massages.
Hotel Regent Petite France & Spa
5-star hotel – Strasbourg
On the banks of the river Ill in the La Petite France district, this refined spa hotel is a 10-minute walk from Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, 4 km from Parc de l’Orangerie and 11 minutes’ walk from the train station.
Serene rooms, some with exposed beams, feature city views, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as minibars. Upgraded rooms and suites add river views, pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs. Room service is available 24/7.
There’s a sleek restaurant and an industrial-chic champagne bar, both with terraces. Other amenities include a sauna, a hammam, and a riverside terrace with a hot tub. The spa offers Ayurvedic treatments.
Hotel La Cour du Corbeau
4-star hotel – Strasbourg
In a 16th-century building, this elegant hotel is a 4-minute walk from Palais Rohan and 7 minutes from Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg.
Sophisticated rooms and suites come with flat-screen TVs, desks, minibars and 24-hour room service. WiFi is available.
There’s a rustic-chic cocktail bar with a cobbled terrace. Breakfast and covered parking are extra.
Hotel Le Parc
4-star hotel – Obernai
Across the road from a park with church ruins, this upscale hotel is a 10-minute walk from the town center, 29.5 km from the German border and 30.4 km from downtown Strasbourg.
The stylish rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Upgraded rooms and suites add separate sitting areas, balconies, exposed beams and/or fireplaces.
There’s a rustic lunch-only restaurant, plus an elegant, wood-paneled evening restaurant. Breakfast and a Sunday brunch buffet are available. Other amenities include 2 posh bars, an indoor and an outdoor pool, a gym and 3 terraces. The spa houses steam rooms, a light-therapy sauna, and an infrared cabin.
Grand Hotel de la Reine
4-star hotel – Nancy
Set in an 18th-century building overlooking Place Stanislas, this world heritage site hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy and a 13-minute walk from Nancy TGV station.
The understated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms and suites are individually decorated in period style. Suites also add separate living rooms and views of Place Stanislas.
There’s an elegant, fine-dining restaurant, plus a bar that serves cocktails and afternoon tea, as well as a lounge and a terrace. Meeting rooms are also available.
Hotel de Guise
3-star hotel – Nancy
Set 800 meters from Place Stanislas, this casual hotel built in the 18th century is 9 minutes’ walk from the train station and 10 minutes’ walk from the Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy.
The relaxed, traditional rooms are individually decorated with period furnishings, and come with flat-screen TVs & free WiFi. Some add fireplaces, while elegant suites add sitting areas.
Continental breakfast (fee) is served in the low-key dining room. A casual, stylish lounge includes a cozy library.
Hotel les Jardins du Mess
4-star hotel – Verdun
This elegant building overlooking the Meuse and the main monuments of downtown Verdun will seduce you with its 4-star hotel with 40 rooms, its restaurant, piano bar, relaxation area with jacuzzi and sauna and park planted with trees. welfare. A warm and dedicated team to the complete satisfaction of an international clientele will meet your expectations.
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3477 Rushbrooke street, Suite 302
Verdun, QC, H4G IS8 CANADA
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