A Wine Trail in Alsace and Burgundy


Atout France - Michel Angot
© Atout France - Michel Angot

Reading time: 0 minPublished on 4 January 2023

Up close and personal discoveries of verdant vineyards, delectable reds and whiteswaiting to be paired with local gastronomy, amusing encounters with an Owl inDijon, a leisurely discovery of politically correct Strasbourg are just a fewof the reasons that tempt you to take the train on a “Be There! Do That!” winetrail in Alsace and Burgundy.

Alsace Decoded

An easy TGV train connection from Paris brings you to Strasbourg,the capital of the region. The seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg isas famous for its political importance as for its famous white wine – Rieslinganyone?

Take on discoveries of its Cathedral housing the famous Astronomical Clock and the quaint Petite France district.

Enjoy lazy afternoons at the Orangerie Park –a sure hit with children – thanks to its play areas, vintage car track,miniature farm and zoo.

Plan a fun outing at Nautiland thatoffers myriad water-rides such as waterfalls, slides, rapids, a whirlpool, babypools and a swimming pool to its families. Strasbourg also offers its youngvisitors mini-golfing possibilities and an indoor go-karting experience to keepthe adrenaline pumping!

Go beyond Strasbourg to discover the Alsace Wine Route,a 170-km stretch of picturesque villages and small wine-making towns betweenthe cities of Strasbourg and Colmar.

Whilein Colmar take on a leisurely boat cruise that promises an idyllic discovery ofthe city also known as La Petite Venise.

Refuel your passion for cars at the Automobile Museum (Cité de l’Automobile) inMulhouse – a 45-minute train ride from Strasbourg.

An impressive collection of 400 classic, prestige and racing cars that trace thehistory of the automobile are housed here.

Burgundy Calling!

The wine trail continues in Burgundy, which tempts you with its famous red wine,the Côte de Nuits. Start your Burgundy holiday in Dijon,once home to the famous Dukes of Burgundy. On your agenda include visits to PhilippeLe Bon’s Tower for magnificent views of the city, the Fine Arts Museum andthe Magnin Museum.

Discover Old Dijon through Segway. Your trail takes you past monuments located in thehistoric city centre and guarantees an amusing 2 hour joyride!

If it's walking you prefer, let Dijon’s lucky mascot – the Owl – show you aroundtown. The Owl’s Trail has you and your discovering the city’s attractions while searching for theOwl symbol that can be found on walls or in the streets. Make a pit stop at theMaille Mustard boutique for some of the best mustard in town!

Set forth from Dijon to discover the Côte de Nuits vineyards. Include a visit to the famous Château du Clos de Vougeot, thebirthplace of the winetradition in Burgundy and the headquarters of the world’s largest winebrotherhood, ‘’Les Chevaliers du Tastevin’’.

Know Before You Go

• Seamless TGV connections link Paris with Strasbourg (2 hours approximate) and Dijon (90minutes approximately).

• Trainconnections are also available from Mulhouse to Dijon (1 hour) and Colmar toDijon (30 minutes).

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