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What to see and do while in Alsace

Private luxury hotel and spa in Alsace Le Grand Chalet & Spa is ideally located to explore some of the true treasures of Alsace. Set on the backdrop of the mountains, at the heart of the Alsatian vineyard, it is the perfect starting base to explore the surrounding Wine Route. Wine producers trails run across the heart of vineyards, and cellars and wine bars offering free wine-tastings welcome you. On the slopes, bathed in sunlight, ripen the seven grape varieties of Alsace : Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Muscat and Gewurtzraminer.
Michelin restaurants in Alsace These great French AOC wines perfectly compliment the fine cuisine on offer in Alsace. Whether the casual and warm atmosphere of the winstubs, the home-grown farm produce of the mountain farmhouse inns or the Michelin-starred restaurants, the enjoyment of food does not come in short supply in Alsace !
Charming towns and villages near Colmar In the valleys at the foot of the mountains picturesque towns and villages are nestled tightly within their walls with their towers, their ramparts, their cosy inns with historic signs, their chapels and shrines. In addition to Colmar and Niedermorschwihr, the immediate proximity of our luxury boutique hotel includes the quaint villages of Kaysersberg, Riquewihr and Eguisheim, while Strasbourg up north is most definitely also worth a visit. Check out the modern building of the European Parliament while leisurely cruising on the Ill river !
Medieval castles near Colmar Visit some of Alsace's many medieval castles perched on hilltops. Among them, the Haut-Koenigsbourg, one of France's most visited castle is a must-see, offering breathtaking views on the Plain all the way to the Black Forest and the Alps. A few minutes away from our luxury hotel lies the lovely Hohlandsbourg castle featuring equally gorgeous views. The Mont Sainte Odile, situated on a mountain top in the Vosges, is the site of a monastery, very popular with both tourists and pilgrims attracted not just by the complex of buildings but also by the far-reaching views and the pagan wall that surrounds the mountain top.
Museums near Colmar On a rainy day, why not pay a visit to a few museums ? May we suggest the Unterlinden museum in Colmar featuring the inspired Issenheim Altarpiece, the Wurth collection of modern art in Erstein, the Modern Art Museum in Strasbourg. Equally fascinating, and a must-see with children, are Mulhouse's Train and Car museums, to name but a few.
The Vosges mountains near Colmar In need of a rest from culture or simply more sensitive to the great outdoor call ? the Vosges mountains nearby offer a wide range of lanscapes and breathtaking vistas. Take a drive along the "Route des Crêtes" (Ridge road), up the "Col de la Schlucht" (Schlucht Pass), fill up on fresh air on top of the "Grand Ballon" or simply rest and swim in one of the lakes sparkling the mountains. The sports lovers's quest for adventure and activity will also be fulfilled : golf, hiking, horse-riding, mountain-biking, canoeing, rock-climbing, hot-air ballooning, paragliding and of course skiing on some of the nearby peaks.
basel, freiburg, Baden-Baden, Europa Park near Alsace At the crossroads with Germany and Switzerland, you may also wish to spend a few hours in such lovely towns as Freiburg, the "Jewel of the Black Forest", the world-renowed spa town of Baden-Baden and the modern art centre of Switzerland, Basel. The children will no doubt enjoy a full day of fun and adventure in Europe's most original theme park : Europa Park.

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Christmas in Alsace Christmas & Easter in Alsace
Christmas is joyfully celebrated the world over, however Alsace offers this special time of the year the most gorgeous setting. The streets, adorned with sparkling decorations, animated facades, old half-timbered houses and illuminated monuments invite you to a marvellous stroll.