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Our selection of places to stay in Alsace make useful bases for touring the famous Alsatian vineyards and enjoying the local wines. The region, once part of Germany, has many German-sounding place names and a distinctly different feel to the rest of France. It is hilly, and in many parts pretty, with villages of characteristic half-timbered houses spead along the Route du Vin, which runs roughly north to south and takes in most of the interesting vineyards and wine producers.
As elsewhere, our recommendations in Alsace have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out. Among longstanding favourites we have Arnold.