Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne - relatives or neighbors? (France) – Day 3: Walks and excursions

We're heading south. We will visit many historical sights as well as plunge into the culture and history of these places on interesting excursions.
Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne - relatives or neighbors? (France)

Trip duration: 8 days

Ekaterina Shmelkova


Cafés, Tea Rooms

Early in the morning you should go for breakfast to a small and cozy place called Dussourd. It is located in the heart of the city and forms an authentic landscape of local streets. It serves traditional and everyone's favorite breakfast food, namely a variety of desserts, salads and sandwiches.

Musée d'Unterlinden


Since the heyday (12th - 17th centuries), not only the core of the Old Town has been preserved here, but also priceless works of art. The Isenheim Altar by Matisse Nithardt, the jewel in the Unterlinden Museum collection.

Eglise des Dominicains

The Dominican Church in Colmar is located on Dominican Square. It is the second most important religious building in the city after St. Martin's Church. The church is famous for its Madonna in the rose pavilion created by Martin Schongauer.

Cité de l'Auto – Musée national de l'Automobile


Technical connoisseurs are particularly keen on Mulhouse: the museums here represent the history of the French railway, electricity, printed fabrics and wallpaper making. The National Automobile Museum exhibits hundreds of models of European automobiles, which are now antique.

Engel's Coffee


After long and interesting excursions you just need to take a short break for a cup of strong coffee. Engel's Coffee will be perfect for this. Here there is a cozy and soothing atmosphere inherent in many French restaurants, as well as excellent coffee and desserts are served.

Notre Dame du Haut

The motorway provides quick access to former fortified settlements at the Burgundy Gate in the historic province of France-Comté. Belfort at the foot of the Vosges guarded these places from unwanted intrusions. The Chapel of Noty-Dame-du-au-aux near Ronschanne, built by Le Corbusier in 1955, became a place of pilgrimage not only for Christians, but also for those interested in temple architecture.

Castle of Montbeliard

Montbellier at the foot of the Jura Mountains is interesting with his castle. All the fortress buildings in this area were rebuilt and expanded by Woland, Marshal and architect Louis XIV after the Peace of Versailles (1648) and the annexation of Alsace to France.

Le Caseus

There is nothing more pleasant than to spend an evening dining in a cozy and quiet restaurant. In Le Caseus you can find many different dishes of French cuisine, a special place in the menu takes fondue of different kinds, as well as a large number of different salads and snacks.