A Wine Trail in Alsace and Burgundy

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A Wine Trail in Alsace and Burgundy

Up close and personal discoveries of verdant vineyards, delectable reds and whites
waiting to be paired with local gastronomy, amusing encounters with an Owl in
Dijon, a leisurely discovery of politically correct Strasbourg are just a few
of the reasons that tempt you to take the train on a “Be There! Do That!” wine
trail 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 is
as famous for its political importance as for its famous white wine – Riesling
anyone?

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 that
offers myriad water-rides such as waterfalls, slides, rapids, a whirlpool, baby
pools and a swimming pool to its families. Strasbourg also offers its young
visitors mini-golfing possibilities and an indoor go-karting experience to keep
the adrenaline pumping!

 

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

While
in Colmar take on a leisurely boat cruise that promises an idyllic discovery of
the city also known as La Petite Venise.

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

An impressive collection of 400 classic, prestige and racing cars that trace the
history 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 Philippe
Le
Bon’s Tower for magnificent views of the city, the Fine Arts Museum and
the Magnin Museum.

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

 

If it's walking you prefer, let Dijon’s lucky mascot – the Owl – show you around
town. The Owl’s Trail has you and your discovering the city’s attractions while searching for the
Owl symbol that can be found on walls or in the streets. Make a pit stop at the
Maille 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, the
birthplace of the wine tradition in Burgundy and the headquarters of the world’s largest wine
brotherhood, ‘’Les Chevaliers du Tastevin’’.

 

 

Know Before You Go 

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

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

 

 

 

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