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Holiday rentals for a city break in Alsace

By booking a holiday rental in Alsace either for a city break or short stay, you will discover a region rich in history, respectful of its traditions, with many charming villages and lively towns offering much to explore. Discover the famous storks, the half-timbered houses, the white wines and taste the delicious sauerkraut which make up the reputation of Alsace from your a href="/city-holidays/" title="See all our city holiday rentals in France" style="text-decoration:none"> Odalys city apart’hotel. Covering 2 different areas (Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin) with its fascinating capital Strasbourg Alsace is the smallest French region, famous for the Foret Noire (Black Forest) to the east and its distinct and unique atmosphere. In the alsacien villages as well as in the cities (Bergheim, Colmar) or Metz, you are bound to fall under the spell of the strong accent and good humour of the inhabitants in particular in the welcoming restaurants where you can taste the wonderful local specialties. Enjoy the warm sun in the summer season, the fresh air in spring or autumn and of course, if you visit Alsace in the winter, don’t forget to head for the famous Christmas markets) where you can soak up the charming, fairytale atmosphere whether on a city break with friends or family or a business trip. More information
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Picture-postcard cities in Alsace

Choose a city holiday rental in Alsace in one of the charming towns including Bergheim, Colmar, Metz or Strasbourg and get ready to fall under the spell of this unique region. Whether on a city break or business trip, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to opportunities to discover the traditions in these unique destinations. Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace is known for bustling atmosphere so you will be able to enjoy all the pleasures of a big city such as great shopping and nightlife but also wander along the banks of the canals and visit the old town to admire the traditional half-timbered buildings. Colmar, the ”little Venice” of Alsace lives up to its name ! The best way to visit the canals lined with ancient houses is on a boat trip. Sit back and relax while admiring the colourful, flower-lined streets and bridges. Bergheim one of the smaller towns with a much quieter atmosphere and less crowds where you an enjoy a delicious lunch in an outdoor restaurant while watching the world go by. From your city holiday rental in Metz take the “Circuit des Remparts” walking tour which will end at the Porte des Allemands, France’s only remaining castle bridge.

Eating and drinking in Alsace

If you’ve booked your city holiday rental in Alsace in one of our city apart’hotels in either Colmar, Bergheim, Metz or Strasbourg you have no doubt done some research and are ready to discover some of the most famous gastronomical specialties in France. German influences mean dishes are rich and substantial so don’t come to Alsace if you’re on a diet ! If you’re a fan of meat dishes you must try the famous Fleischschnacka a tasty meat and dough roll, the Knack which are smoked sausages with a very distinctive flavour or the Baeckeoffe, a delicious stew made with marinated lamb, beef and pork and plenty of vegetables. The renowned choucroute is an absolute must. Pickled cabbage infused with garlic, spices and wine is piled onto your plate and topped with any number of sausages, potatoes, bacon and maybe even dumplings. Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat too ! Try the wonderfully filling Dampfnudle which is a kind of pasta bun served with sugar and fruit or the Kougelhof, a sweet bread made with kirsch or rum topped with raisons and almonds. If you still have some room don’t miss the Alsatian cheese, Munster ! To accompany all of these and many other regional specialties, the Alsatians wines must be on your agenda too while on your city break in Alsace !

The great outdoors in Alsace

On holiday or on a city break in Alsace, you will be seduced by the incomparable charm of its towns and cities with the many monuments, museums and other attractions to visit but also its abundant and varied nature. Regional nature parks, nature reserves, the Vosges Mountains and its peaceful canals are a paradise for those looking for peace and quiet and are all within easy reach of your city holiday rental. Discover these historic lands during walks or hikes, follow the cycle trails, fall under the spell of the villages so typical and so unique at the same time. There are 21 nature reserves on Alsatian lands (including 2 regional parks) and each offers a breath-taking view of a centuries-old heritage. The Route des Crêtes between Cemay and Sainte Marie aux Mines provides an incomparable panorama of the Vosges mountain range. Those who love wide-open spaces, the Volcanoes nature reserve is a visit not to be missed; its mineral traces and rugged terrain make it a prime destination for hiking, as does the Champ du Feu and its highest point at 1,000 meters above sea level. Make the most of the great location of your city holiday rental in Alsace.