Luxury Strasbourg Short Breaks
Strasbourg, in eastern France, has a rich architectural history, with its soaring cathedral and many burghers' houses of the 16th and 17th centuries. It still retains some of the Holy Roman Empire character but is also typically French with many elegant Louis XV style buildings and its numerous mansard roofs. Today the entire city centre is classified as world heritage and it makes for a great base to explore the Alsace region. The historical region of Alsace extends to the west of the Upper Rhine and is situated on the border of France and Germany. The Alsace wine road is one of the most beautiful in Europe, with many rolling green hills, medieval villages and enchanting vineyards. The wines are often considered to be German wines made in a French way and the main grapes varieties include Sylvaner, Riesling and Gewurztraminer with its distinctive spicy taste.