Where to stay around Alsace?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,792 holiday lettings near Alsace. From 1,533 apartments to 716 chalets, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alsace is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Alsace?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alsace. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Switzerland: 12,988 holiday homes
  • Germany: 83,405 holiday homes
  • Black Forest: 4,363 holiday homes
  • La Rosière: 276 holiday homes
  • Strasbourg: 527 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Alsace! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Alsace?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Alsace with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • La Rosière: 276 holiday lettings
  • Strasbourg: 527 holiday lettings
  • Colmar: 1,026 holiday lettings
  • Basel: 20 holiday lettings
  • Freiburg: 1,040 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Alsace?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Alsace are:

  • Baden Airpark Airport (FKB): 382 self catering accommodations
  • EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport (BSL): 28 self catering accommodations
  • Strasbourg (XER-Boulevard de Metz Bus Stop): 694 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Alsace?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Alsace. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Europa-Park: 965 holiday rentals
  • Europe Bridge: 636 holiday rentals
  • La Bresse Lispach Ski Area: 2,338 holiday rentals
  • Strasbourg Cathedral: 679 holiday rentals
  • Basler Muenster: 30 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alsace listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Alsace, France your home away from home

Visitors will need to ensure the battery on their camera is fully charged when they come to the historic region of Alsace in North East France. There is so much to see for holidaymakers in this region which incorporates beautiful towns and cities such as Strasbourg and Colmar. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, gites, cottages and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Alsace, France

Alsace is a very scenic region of France offering wonderful hiking opportunities for visitors with numerous vineyards and the beautiful sights of the Vosges Mountains. Cycling is popular in the area including a scenic route where the Vosges Mountains meet the Rhine Valley. Another enjoyable excursion is the Alsatian Vineyard route, which is best taken by car and incorporates visiting medieval wine villages in the region.

Families can enjoy a trip to one of the theme parks in the area including Le Bioscope at Ungersheim, which combines education on the environment with fun. There are numerous golf courses in Alsace making it an ideal location for a golfing holiday including a highly rated one at Kemferhof.

Many bars, restaurants and cafes can be found in the region offering the best of French and German fare. Holidaymakers looking to do some shopping will find many big stores in the bigger cities such as Strasbourg as well as smaller establishments and markets throughout the region. Winter visitors can go to Christmas markets held in Kaysersberg, Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Colmar.

Places to visit on holiday to Alsace, France

There are a number of interesting places to visit in the region such as the Parc naturel des Vosges du Nord and Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges. One of the oldest public libraries in the world, Bibliotheque humaniste in Selestat is also located in Alsace. Tourists will also find several museums in the region including the Cite du Train and the Cite de l’automobile both in Mulhouse.

There are many fantastic old buildings and castles featured here too such as Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg and Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg at Orschwiller. Visitors interested in history may also like to visit Natzweiler-Struthof, which was the only Nazi concentration camp on present day French territory.

Weather in Alsace, France

The Alsace region is protected from the west winds by the Vosges mountain range. The winters in Alsace tend to be cold and dry with average temperatures in December, January and February about 5 degrees centigrade. The summers are hot with the warmest time of the year to visit generally August when the average temperature is 26 degree centigrade. The city of Colmar has one of the lowest levels of rainfall in France of just 700mm per year.

Travel to Alsace, France

The airport at Entzheim just outside Strasbourg has flights to and from many other French cities including Paris, Lyon and Lille. It also has flights to a number of other European cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Madrid and Prague. Other cities in the UK and Germany have flights to and from Euroairport, which is approximately 14 miles southeast of Mulhouse. The Bas-Rhin département is linked to Paris and the rest of France by the A4 highway and the N4 road. The main access to Switzerland is the A35 highway between Mulhouse, France and Basel, Switzerland.

Activities and attractions in Alsace

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Alsace a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Europa-Park (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Domaine Gerard Metz (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Cigoland (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Domaine Stoeffler (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Alsace Adventure Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • L'O Waterpark (9 mi / 14.5 km)

Exploring the natural features in Alsace

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Alsace is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mont Sainte Odile (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • NaturOparC (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Mont Donon (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Parc du Champ de Mars (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Callunes Gardens (19.2 mi / 31 km)
  • Kaiserstuhl (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)