I fancied visiting Alsace for three things – the pork-centric Alsatian cuisine, its most noted dry Riesling wines, and a strong German influence in this side of France.
A road trip to Alsace was indeed an ideal weekend getaway.
Due to its tumultuous past and its location between France and Germany, Alsace local culture is quite distinct. Alsatians feel extremely proud to be French, and yet from the local dialect to the traditional meals and iconic architecture, Alsace indeed displays its strong German heritage.
Alsatian Vineyard Route (Route du Vin)
The Alsatian Vineyard Route is absolutely a rite-of-passage especially for wine fanatics. Stretching from Marlenheim in the north near Strasbourg to Thann in the south and east to Mulhouse, this route goes along wine producing villages situated on the slope of the Massif des Vosges.