Visiting Molsheim in Alsace, France
History, charm, wine and Bugatti
The lush rolling vineyards laid out across the countryside like a patchwork quilt. And of course, a Tarte-flambé washed down with a crisp glass of Pinot Gris.
However, for us visiting the lesser known towns and villages is also what appeals, so, our visit to Molsheim was a wonderful find. Yay, we’re back on a road trip, oh, and yes Gary did try and gloss over the fact that there was a Bugatti museum here.
Families enjoying their Sunday lunches laid out across wooden trestle tables, elderly residents soaking up the tranquillity of their rose gardens and native storks soaring overhead. We were going to enjoy this.
A helpful guide
If like us, you love visiting different regions of France then this Michelin guide will definitely assist in your planning.
We used a previous version of this book to plan our eastern France road trips, now you can grab the revised copy.
Alsace Wine Route
Ask for the wines of Molsheim
We parked up for the day and headed towards the town, passing by a little river that had found a path leading away from the larger River Bruche.
Beyond this was Molsheim’s huge 17th-century former Jesuit church. This was so pleasant already.
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Go with the flow
Off to the old town square
The old town square within Molsheim is magnificent, your eyes are immediately drawn to the Renaissance La Metzig building. It is so attractive with its stepped roof-line, gables and double fronted staircase.
One not to miss
To the tower
Did someone say Bugatti?
When Ettore Bugatti set up his automobile company in 1909, Molsheim was part of Germany, and a country very much renowned for its car industry. Molsheim has switched back forth three times since then.
I must say that even if you’re not a car lover, there’s no escaping the fact that the Bugatti certainly has elegance and style.
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Lovely photos! I’ve always wanted to go to this region – even more so now.
Thanks Kathryn, yes it’s a picturesque region, Obernai is another lovely town nearby.
Looks like a great place to explore some quieter villages. You images are lovely and there’s hardly any people in them!
Thanks Paul, yes it was really peaceful. In some towns and villages in France I think that’s a normal Sunday afternoon.
Headed through this region on our grand European road trip this summer – we’re so excited! Have never been to Alsace and now have Molsheim on our list to meander through. Bugatti should be a bonus for my husband as well! Thanks kindly for sharing the local charm of this little French village. #FarawayFiles
Have a great time, I love this region with the mixture of French and German. The Bugatti museum is fairly small but its interesting, you also get access to the monastery.