Gites and cottages in Alsace and Lorraine 

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A short introduction to Alsace and Lorraine

In the far east of France, Alsace and Lorraine are two regions that have been deeply marked by their proximity to Germany. Indeed until the twentieth century, German - in the form of local Germanic dialects - was the first language throughout Alsace, and in parts of Lorraine. Along with the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, Alsace and Lorraine make up the historic central band of western Europe, once the Emperor Charlemagne's central kingdom, between France to the west and Germania to the east.
   The regions' culture, architectural styles, and traditions in wine and food are heavily marked by their historic heritage - most markedly so in Alsace. As part of the Rhine valley corridor, Alsace has always been culturally and to a certain extent economically attached to its German neighbour.
   The two regions are separated by the chain of the Vosges mountains. To the east,  and including the upper part of the Moselle valley, Lorraine is a land of farming communities, woodland and in the Vosges area spruce forests. The northern part of the region, the north of the Moselle department, was once a major coal-mining area; but this industry closed down many years ago. The south and west  of Lorraine is very rural, with the Vosges department having much in common with Germany's Black Forest, less than 100 km to the east. Lorraine contains two historic European cities, Nancy and Metz.
   Alsace occupies the eastern slopes of the Vosges, at the foot of which lie the famous Alsace vineyards. Strasbourg, the Alsace capital, is a very attractive historic city, as well as being the seat of the European parliament; the Alsace plain is dotted with a lot of very pretty villages, with their  brightly painted half-timbered houses in the Germanic tradition. In south Alsace, Colmar is a fine historic city, while the nearby city of Mulhouse boasts France's national railway museum.
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Access to Alsace and Lorraine
By road: from Calais or Lille: The whole area is easily accessible via the A 16 or A26 motorways from Calais, or the A1 / A2 motorways from Belgium and Holland via Reims, or directly from Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.
Access by rail: TGV from Paris Gare de l'Est or from Lille. Trains from Brussels and from Germany.
International Airports in this area :
in Alsace: Strasbourg, Basel-Mulhouse.
Peripheral airports: Paris Charles de Gaulle, Luxembourg, Brussels Charleroi, Karlsruhe-Baden.
Low cost airlines serving this region:
Easyjet: Paris CDG, Basel-Mulhouse
Ryanair: Paris Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi, Karlsruhe-Baden.
Flybe : Paris CDG
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Alsace & Lorraine regions  

Includes the following French departments: comprend les départements...
Lorraine (capital Metz) : 54 Meurthe et Moselle, 55 Meuse, 57 Moselle; Alsace (capital Strasbourg) :  67 Bas Rhin, 68 Haut Rhin, 88 Vosges

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Gites in Alsace and Lorraine

  • Vosges, Lorraine. 88 + In the heart of the Vosges, self contained gite adjoining a traditional Vosgienne farmhouse, stunning views and tranquil setting, ideal for walking, cycling, skiing and equestrian enthusiasts. Au coeur des Vosges, gîte mitoyen avec une ferme vosgienne traditionnelle, belles vues et situation tranquille, idéal pour randonnées, vélo, ski et activités équestres.
  • Alsace gite near Strasbourg. 67     + Private villa for 4, with garden, quietly located in Illkirch-Graffenstaden, 3 miles from Strasbourg. Near shops and services. Wifi. Agréable villa  individuelle à Illkirch-graffenstaden à 5 km de Strasbourg. 1 à 4 personnes. Proche de toutes commodités. Accès internet.
  • Alsace, Hohwald  67    Chalet gite and bed and breakfast in this Alsace mountain village. Free parking, wifi, balconies and or private terrace. For B&B customers full English breakfast. Chalet/gite et appartements et chambres d'hôtes chez Tilly, dans le village du Hochwald, dans la montagne alsacienne. Parking gratuit, wifi, balcon ou terrasse privative. Pour clients chambres d'hôtes, petit déjeuner à l'anglaise.
  • BandB in the Moselle 57      30 km southeast of Metz, in the heart of the countryside, B and B accommodation with five ensuite guest rooms. Free wifi, and landscaped gardens. Kitchenette available for guest use.  A 30 km au sud-est de Metz, à la campagne, chambres d'hôtes avec salles de bains. Wifi gratuit, jardin paysager, et coin cuisine à la disposition des hôtes.

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