Cheap flights to Alsace

Alsace or previously Alsace-Lorraine is the fifth smallest of the 27 regions of France, and the smallest in metropolitan France. Alsace is situated on the eastern border of the country and on the west bank of the upper Rhine nearby Germany and Switzerland. The region was used to be occupied by Germany in the 1940s during WWII, resulting to some areas having laws that are different to the rest of France; these laws are also referred to as the local law. In addition, the region’s capital, Strasbourg, is known for having the first city centre to be classified entirely as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What to see & do

When exploring Alsace, some of its noteworthy destinations include Strasbourg Cathedral, Mont Sainte-Odile, Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame, Musée alsacien, Cité de l'Automobile, Unterlinden Museum, Cité du Train, Fort de Mutzig, Palais Rohan, Barrage Vauban, and Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, in addition to many more. Cité du Train, or City of the Train or Train City, within Mulhouse is considered the world’s largest railway museum. The museum annually receives approximately 200,000 visitors over an area of around 6,000 square metres on its new hall, with a total of around 100 total exhibits. Alsace’s Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, or the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (MAMCS), on the other hand, is an art museum established in 1973, and is among the largest of all the modern and contemporary museums in all of France. There are a total of 18,000 works within the museum, divided into works by artists that include Gustave Doré, Jean Arp, César Domela, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Jonathan Meese, and Thomas Scheibitz, to name a few.

How to get around Alsace

Alsace can be explored by car, to reach all of the small villages within the area; although the region is also served by a train service. When going by car, some of the region’s castles and wine tasting areas can also be visited. Travelling within Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, can be done mostly by bus, tram, bike, or by going on foot. The city’s bus and tram services are operated by the Companie des Transports Strasbourgeois or CTS. There are a few dozens of bus lines, with six tram lines, named A to F. Purchasing the tickets for the bus or trams can be done via the newsagents or ‘tabacs’, tourist offices, CTS boutiques, as well as vending machines within trams stops. Upon usage however, the tickets need to be validated through the machines on the tram station platforms or through the machine by the driver when boarding the bus. The city of Strasbourg is fairly ideal for biking or cycling. The area has a lot of bike lanes and paths, with the city centre mostly flat making it easy for riding around. Bikes can also be taken aboard the trams within Strasbourg, only except for the daily peak hours.

How to get there

Alsace can be reached via Strasbourg International Airport and EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, located in Strasbourg and Saint-Louis, respectively. Strasbourg International Airport has flights to and from Athens, Amsterdam, Brussels, Prague, London, Bordeaux, Madrid, Casablanca, Porto, Izmir, Algiers, Marrakesh, Tunis, and Marseille, through Aegean Airlines, Air Méditerranée, Air France, Brussels Airlines operated by Flybe, Czech Airlines, easyJet, HOP!, Iberia operated by Air Nostrum, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, SunExpress, Tassili Airlines, France, Tunisair, and Volotea. EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg meanwhile has flights that include but not limited to and from destinations such as Constantine, Paris, Vienna, London, Brussels, Barcelona, Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Istanbul, via Air Algérie, Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings operated by Eurowings, and Turkish Airlines, to name a few.

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