Cheap flights to Alsace

Alsace is a region in the northeast of France. It is the smallest in metropolitan France and the fifth-smallest of the 27 regions of France in terms of land area. It is situated on the eastern border of France and on the west bank of the upper Rhine adjacent to Germany and Switzerland. The region’s largest city is Strasbourg, which is also its cultural, economic, and political capital. Politically, Alsace is one of the European Union’s most significant regions, being the seat of numerous international organisations and bodies. Alsace is well-known for its several stunning and picturesque villages, charming churches, and grand castles. Furthermore, its vineyards, particularly along the 170km of the Route des Vins d'Alsace and Vosges Mountains attract tourists from all over.

Visit the breathtakingly majestic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Located in Strasbourg, this Gothic cathedral, which was completed in 1439, is lit by 12th- to 14th-century stained-glass windows, ornamented with buttresses, gargoyles and a 142-metre spire, and a massive clock. The 18th century-built Palais Rohan has a treasure trove of artefacts. There’s the basement Musée Archéologique, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Petite Venise in Colmar is known as Little Venice, not much due to its resemblance; but its winding backstreets, restored half-timbered houses, the medieval rue des Tanneurs, and quai de la Poissonnerie , the former fishers’ quarter, are reasons to visit. The historic and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Grande Île is a picturesque island brimming with beautiful houses and alleys, among others.

How to get around within Alsace

Getting around by car is the best option, especially if you’re planning to visit and explore small villages. If you prefer to use public transport, there are 10 transport networks that serve the region via bus, car, metro, train, or tram. You can plan your travel via timetables and journey planner, among others. If you’re renting a car, you can take the modern and fast A35 motorway network. A total of 161 railway stations served by TER (express regional train service) and French rail company SNCF-operated, which offers coach connections to and from the towns and villages. Buses and coaches offer inter-village and town connections not served by trains. Another historic site is Natzweiler-Struthof, the only Nazi concentration camp on French territory. The remains of the camp are surrounded by guard towers and barbed-wire fences (which used to be electrified). Musée Lalique is a stunning tribute to René Lalique, a famed French art-nouveau designer. The museum features a collection of exquisite jewellery, perfume bottles, stoppers, and sculpture.

How to get to Alsace

EuroAirport serves the Haut-Rhin département, Mulhouse, Basel and Freiburg, and has excellent ground transport, with links by train and road. Another airport in the region is the smaller Strasbourg Airport, located in Entzheim. The Bas-Rhin département is linked to Paris and the rest of France by the A4 highway and the N4 road, while the Haut-Rhin is connected to west by the N59 road and to the south by the A36 highway. Alsace and Switzerland are linked by the A35 highway. If you are driving in from Germany, you can cross the Rhine via one of these bridges. Because of the region’s shared borders with Germany and Switzerland, travelling via its extensive rail network allows for a more convenient road access. 

Flights to Alsace

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