Where to Stay and Eat in Alsace

 
Where to Stay and Eat in Alsace

Castles and stately homes make up a proportion of the region’s hotel and restaurant venues. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites.

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TOP RESTAURANT SELECTION

Maison Kammerzell, Strasbourg

Built in 1427, the most beautiful house in Strasbourg is also an historic restaurant, and the finest place to enjoy truly delicious sauerkraut. www.maison-kammerzell.com

Au Pont Corbeau, Strasbourg

A quintessential winstub, and a bastion of authenticity, warmth and charm in Strasbourg, offering superb traditional Alsatian cuisine and wines. Tel: +33 3 88 35 60 68

Sézanne, Colmar

A tiny winstub bistro above a delicatessen, serving perfect Alsatian charcuterie, foie gras, escargots, Munster cheese pie, rhubarb tart and 350 fine wines. www.sezanne.net

Restaurant L’Épicurien, Colmar

After a UK stint with Gordon Ramsay, chef Nicolas Groell returned to launch his smash-hit bistro, offering generous contemporary Alsatian cuisine. www.epicurien-colmar.com

The Auberge de l’Ill

The Auberge de l’Ill’s glamorous three-Michelin-starred restaurant

Auberge de l’Ill, Illhaeusern

Auberge de l’Ill is simply an Alsatian gastronomic institution, its three Michelin stars retained since 1967 – longer than any but Paul Bocuse. www.auberge-de-l-ill.com

Restaurant Sondernach Ried, Sondernach

This Munster Valley farmhouse inn’s set menu draws entirely from local ingredients. www.sondernachried.fr

La Table du Gourmet, Riquewhir

A Michelin-star restaurant in a 16th-century building with contemporary décor and creative cuisine. www.jlbrendel.com

Auberge Frankenbourg, La Vancelle

Rated first in the department by Trip Advisor, and acclaimed for sublime dishes of mushrooms, foie gras and pigeon. www.frankenbourg.com

La Table du Gourmet

La Table du Gourmet – Michelin-star
dining in contemporary surroundings

TOP HOTEL SELECTION

Cour du Corbeau, Strasbourg

This 16th-century inn has been carefully refurbished into a luxurious four-star hotel with modern comforts, its half-timbered mansion charm intact. www.cour-corbeau.com

Le Chambard, Kaysersberg

A luxurious, four-star family-run hotel and spa in the heart of Alsace wine country, with two Michelin-star dining at its celebrated 64° Le Restaurant. www.lechambard.fr

La Haute Grange, Fréland

A luxury B&B set in a 19th-century farmhouse overlooking a verdant valley, surrounded by forest and wild ower meadows. www.chambrescharmealsace.com

Château d’Osthoffen

Château d’Osthoffen

Mont Sainte-Odile

A unique hotel and restaurant on a breathtaking, historic hilltop in the Vosges Mountains renowned as the Mont Sainte-Odile pilgrimage site. www.mont-sainte-odile.com

Hostellerie la Pommeraie, Sélestat

This elegant Relais et Châteaux hotel, situated on the site of a former Cistercian abbey, offers two restaurants and vineyards at your feet. www.relaischateaux.com

Château d’Osthoffen, Osthoffen

Stay in a fortified 12th-century castle, now renovated into a stately yet comfortable four-star bed & breakfast. www.chateau-dosthoffen.com

La Ferme de la Fontaine, Fouchy

For an escape into the green heart of Alsace, try this tastefully renovated 18th-century farm B&B near the Ballon des Vosges nature park. www.la-ferme-de-la-fontaine.com

From France Today magazine

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A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a graduate of NYU’s Institute of French Studies and School of Journalism, Jeffrey T. Iverson has called Paris home since 2000. His stories of maverick chefs, enlightened winemakers and prolific artists have notably appeared in France Today, Time, Centurion and Departures magazines.