Enriched by its industrial past, eastern France is constantly reinventing itself. From Strasbourg to Nancy, you’ll cross Alsace and Lorraine discovering both its famous and little-known treasures: old glassmaking sites have been transformed into museums under the pencil strokes of the most famous architects, a wonderful cabaret in the heart of the countryside resonates along with the garlands of the Strasbourg Christmas market, and Lalique's creations match those of Baccarat, and Art Nouveau has found its place within the shade of Place Stanislas...
Although it's the European capital, Strasbourg is above all a city of culture. Praised for creating a balance between its futuristic architecture and the old city, Strasbourg cultivates contrasts even in the collections of its many museums, such as the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Historical Museum, and the Alsatian Museum. Strasbourg is renowned for its theater scene, including the very famous TNS, Le Maillon, and L'Odyssée, one of the oldest cinemas in Europe. ... Learn moreless
At this legendary restaurant, the whole of Alsace is celebrated and honoured. Noble ingredients and rich dishes inspired by the beautiful tables of yesteryear are combined with generosity and refinement. It is a cuisine that is above all an occasion for sharing, a culinary journey full of discoveries,...Read More less
The great artist and children's illustrator Tomi Ungerer was born in Strasbourg in 1931. To celebrate the author of Moon Man, Otto and The Three Robbers, Villa Greiner houses a rich collection of 14,000 drawings and 1,500 toys from his personal collection, as well as an impressive collection of illustrative...Read More less
The magnificent Notre-Dame cathedral, a gothic work of art consecrated in the 15th century, houses a clock which is unique in the world: created during the Renaissance by a group of mathematicians, mechanics and artists, it calculates solar and lunar eclipses as well as the dates of the main religious...Read More less
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Restaurant and hotel in the country. In the heart of the forest there is a unique location, a place of unsurpassed serenity. Yes, it is a restaurant but it is also more than that; it is an experience. Our stars are in the sky; our rewards in the eyes of our guests. A new vision of hospitality–a unique, well-appointed and genuine retreat. ... Learn moreless
In the heart of a village of 520 inhabitants has been established the most surprising of cabarets. This warm and cheerful place, which is worthy of the best cabarets in Paris, offers a high-quality show imagined by a former cook, Pierre Meyer. Feather dancers, jugglers, magicians, stuntmen and acrobats...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. Built in 1920 in Wingen-sur-Moder in the Bas-Rhin by René Lalique, the great art nouveau jeweller and celebrated master of art deco glass, the Villa René Lalique is now an exceptional hotel and refined restaurant — a living and vibrant tribute to its creator. Nestled within the heart of the Northern Vosges Regional Natural Park, the six exclusive suites, each inspired by an original design by the avant-garde artist, tell the story of a name that has become the crowning jewel of the French crystal industry. In the large, fully glazed dining room of the gourmet restaurant, chefs Paul Stradner and Jean-Georges Klein work hand-in-hand to prepare a creative, intense and colourful cuisine. They are joined by pastry chef Nicolas Multon, who draws inspiration from local ingredients for his sweet creations, and Alsatian head sommelier Romain Iltis, who oversees Villa René Lalique’s exceptional cellar, one of the finest in Europe, with no fewer than 60,000 bottles. ... Learn moreless
Closed in 1969, this industrial site has reinvented itself and is now home to three modern structures: the Glass Museum, the International Glass Center, and the Glass Hall. These museums complement each other by uniquely blending together both heritage and contemporary creations. Their fun yet precise...Read More less
Opened seven years ago on the former Hochberg glassworks site, this museum was completely imagined by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. In memory of the remarkable work of René Lalique, the museum mainly underlines glass and crystal objects made on the spot. At the first rays of sunshine, the former works...Read More less
Since 1969, this engineering structure allows boats to avoid passing through 17 locks built over four kilometres along the Marne au Rhin canal thanks to its surprising 45-metre drop. In the past, it took almost a day on water to cross. The lift lock that you can experience will make you really dizzy....Read More less
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Restaurant and hotel in a park. This charming château is close to Lunéville, a town which Voltaire wrote “felt” just like Versailles. In the so-called “Little Versailles” of the Dukes of Lorraine, you can explore the Baccarat crystal works and Nancy’s famous Stanislas square, a Unesco World Heritage site. Adoménil is an 18th century building that has been beautifully restored and enhanced by subtle touches of modernity. Starred Chef Cyril Leclerc creates audacious gourmet cuisine that gives pride of place to fresh products, many of them from the surrounding Lorraine countryside. The best of both the past and present come together in the courteous service and fine cuisine at this beautiful hideaway. ... Learn moreless
Another unique place. The first glassmaker authorised to blow glass in Baccarat was Antoine Renault, who got an authorisation from Louis XV in 1764. The crystal glassworks gained in importance and became the Compagnie des Cristalleries in 1881. Today it is simply known as Baccarat. Adjacent to the works,...Read More less
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is one of the most beautiful squares in France. Its architecture can be discovered in summer through a splendid sound and light show that reveals the city's richness and history in about ten tableaux. The façades of the city hall, the Opera, the Fine Arts Museum,...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
Jean-Georges Klein is a Chef Relais & Châteaux, who has been awarded three Guide Michelin stars. ‘While I was born in Alsace, I've almost always lived in Lorraine. It's in Lorraine, not far from the forestry workers' house where my grandmother prepared meals for lumberjacks, that I caught my first fish, discovered the world. I wanted to study fine arts, but I pursued hotel management studies. However, it was only when I was 39 that I left the family restaurant hall to take over control of the kitchen. This late vocation only made the experience stronger. Since 2015, by taking charge of the Villa René Lalique kitchen, I rediscovered my native Alsace. Since then, I’ve been looking for ways on how I could incorporate the flavors from these two regions into my dishes – flavors which gave me so much joy. The tour between Alsace and Lorraine evokes the richness and history of regions that are so special in France's cultural landscape. A discovery trip through landscapes and products that are dear to me…’