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Things to do in Alsace

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Cathedral of Notre Dame:

This is a fantastic day trip if you are into the historical side of France. The Cathedral of Notre Dame is one of the finest of the great Gothic cathedrals and was commissioned by King Clovis of the Franks. The first version was built in 1015, but fire destroyed most of the original building, and by the time work started on rebuilding it, the Gothic style had reached Alsace.

Vosges Mountains:

Why not take the scenic route and drive through the Route des Cretes, where you'll be able to take in the waterfalls, lakes and forested summits that the region has to offer. The Vosges Mountains run parallel to the Rhine River, and divide Alsace from Lorraine. The highest point in the Vosges is the Grand Ballon (1424 m). Down in the foothills the Route des Vins features a drive through the villages of Riquewihr, Kayserberg, Ribeauvillé as well as vineyards, numerous castles and Mont Ste-Odile, with its prehistoric wall, convent and wide views. Other attractions in southern Alsace include the Gothic church at Thann and the octagonal fortifications of Neuf-Brisach.

Colmar:

A trip to the Old town and Little Venice quarter includes Unterlinden Museum (a 13th-century monastery; art and archeology; art collection includes a 16th-century Issenheim Altarpiece) and two medieval churches.



The swiss style cottages of Colmar
The swiss-style cottages of Colmar.
The Notre Dame Cathedral
The Notre Dame Cathedral
The Vosages Mountains
The Vosages Mountains
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