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Carnival of Basel (Switzerland)

24/02/2016 BaselSwitzerland

Let’s go to the other side of the border for a little bit, to go to Basel in Switzerland. The carnival of Basel (Basel Fasnacht) is very famous: it is the biggest in Switzerland. Listening to the Gugge-musiken (fanfares), the city comes to life during 3 days starting from the Monday after Ash Wednesday (in February or March… Read more →

Basel Christmas Market (Switzerland)

22/12/2015 BaselSwitzerland

Basel is located in Switzerland, at the border with Alsace. Spending a weekend in Alsace can thus be an opportunity to visit our Switz neighbors. Over Christmas, it is very nice to go to Basel, as it has a very pretty Christmas market (weinachtsmarkt), known to be as the most beautiful in Switzerland. I have been there several times and I… Read more →

Carnival of Mulhouse

16/02/2016 MulhouseFrance

There are many carnivals in Alsace around Mardi-Gras, i.e. during the months of February / March. Carnival is quite an important tradition in Alsace, much more so than in other French regions. This probably can be explained by the proximity of Germany and Switzerland, where carnival is also very important. The carnival of Mulhouse is one of the biggest… Read more →

Tour of the brewery of Saint-Louis

20/11/2015 Saint-LouisFrance

The brewery of Saint-Louis is an artisanal brewery located, as its name may suggest, in the village of Saint-Louis, in the South of Alsace (at the border with Basel in Switzerland). The brewery of Saint-Louis opens its doors every first Saturdays of the month. The guided tour starts with the brewery in itself and is led by the… Read more →

Virtual Flight, a flight simulator on a Boeing 737

08/11/2015 RodernFrance

Have you always wanted to get inside a cockpit and to see how to fly an airliner? It is possible thanks to a flight simulator. I have tested for you the Virtual Flight simulator located in Rodern, near Ribeauvillé and not far from Colmar, which reproduces in details the dashboard of a Boeing 737-800 and its various features. The CEO of Virtual Flight,… Read more →

Sole Uno, the Rheinfelden thermal baths

28/06/2015 RheinfeldenSwitzerland

Sole Uno is the name of thermal baths located in Switzerland, more precisely in Rheinfelden, very close to Basel. It is really easy to get there from Alsace. The thermal water directly comes through a pipeline from the Saline Rheinfleden-Riburg. It is known for providing numerous benefits to the skin, muscles, joints, blood circulation and so on… The place is very pleasant. It includes bathing facilities (bathing… Read more →

Visit of the Sundgau – The Largue Valley

13/06/2015 FriesenFrance

The Sundgau is a region located in the South of Alsace, between Mulhouse and Basel (in Switzerland). Slightly less quaint than the Wine Route, it is also less touristy and is worth the visit if you have a little bit of time. The Sundgau is an agricultural region with very green landscapes. So, what to do when in Sundgau? I would recommend for example a visit to the… Read more →

Getting around in Alsace

16/04/2015

Already in Alsace ? Welcome ! Alsace is a small region where it is is easy to move around. By car The A 35 motorway crosses Alsace from the North to the South going through Lauterbourg, Strasbourg, Obernai, Sélestat, Colmar, Mulhouse et Saint-Louis (next to Basel city in Switzerland). Good news: motorways are free in Alsace! It… Read more →

How to come to Alsace

16/04/2015

Do you consider coming to Alsace? That’s a great idea ! There are three main cities in alsace: Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse. Here are the best ways to get there By car or motorbike Here is an information board about the time needed to come to Alsace by car or motorbike from the main French cities. Strasbourg… Read more →