Alsace, a north-eastern French region bordering Germany and Switzerland, was in the spotlight yesterday (May 26) in Toronto as a delegation of tourism officials met with travel trade to promote the area known for its castles, traditional villages, wine and gastronomy.
In Strasbourg, home to the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, visitors may stroll along the banks of the river in the Petite France neighbourhood, while culture buffs may explore the many museums including the Strasbourg Fine Arts Museum.
In the city of Colmar, guests can experience everything from the cultural wealth of the Unterlinden Museum – set to double in size with the opening of a new addition in December – to the picturesque charm of the town of Little Venice and the medieval 16th-century Maison Pfister. Alsace is also known for its many festivals, the Wine Road and its Christmas markets.
Pictured in Toronto are (l-r) Melanie Paul-Hus of Atout France, Canada, Alexandre Willmann of the Unterlinden Museum, Jean-Christopher Harrang, of the Alsace Business and Tourism Development Organization, and Yann Jadis, chief representative, Ontario, Access Alsace.