Best of Strasbourg

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Strasbourg
On the edge of the German border, Strasbourg feels like a world apart from other French cities. Here locals chat in the local dialect of Alsatian inside cozy half-timbered taverns serving up choucroute (sauerkraut) alongside beer and foie gras. The historic center is filled with winding lanes, Gothic cathedrals, and an encircling canal lined with grand homes. Absorb the cities atmosphere while exploring sights like the Palais Rohan (sometimes described as a mini Versailles), the photogenic and Unesco-listed island of Grand Île, and the pretty bridges leading to the Petite France district

There’s much to see in this culturally rich region of the Alsace. You can take a day excursion and visit frozen-in-time medieval villages or get your fill of the region’s fabulous wines (sylvaners, rieslings and pinots) on vineyard tours. You can also discover Alsatian specialties on a food-focused trip or take a memorable boat ride along the canals.
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Taittinger Champagne house vineyards in autumn
Map of Highlights of Eastern France: Reims, Strasbourg, & Colmar - 7 Days
Highlights of Eastern France: Reims, Strasbourg, & Colmar - 7 Days

Explore the highlights of Eastern France on this week-long itinerary. With Champagne tastings, wine routes, and historical villages galore, you'll get to experience the best of the region's offerings. Start in Reims to visit the famed Taittinger Champagne House, the head to the Alsace region to see the towns of Hunawihr and Riquewihr.

Old Town Square in Annecy
Map of Highlights of Eastern France: Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, Colmar, Annecy, & More  - 12 Days
Highlights of Eastern France: Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, Colmar, Annecy, & More - 12 Days

Keep Moët & Chandon in a pretty cabinet and eat cake just like Marie Antoinette on this 12-day itinerary fit for a queen. You'll sample the Parisian pastries of Le Marais, artworks in the glass of the Louvre, and elaborate architectural facades of Strasbourg, Colmar, and Alsace. Sip wine with cheese pairings in Annecy before ending the trip on the beaches in Nice.