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.
Fancy an Alsace wine route road trip?
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.
Start creating your own French adventure and discover some of these enchanting places yourself. Strasbourg is your nearest airport. Search for your flights in one easy place with ebookers.com. Over 400 airlines are scanned for your favoured routes and chosen dates.
Discover more of France on a road trip like us, Rental Cars searches multiple well-known car hire brands and discovers the deals that suit you the best.
Or alternatively, jump on Le Shuttle and tour through France under your own steam.
All in all
Would you like a little more?
* This post may contain links to affiliated sites where we earn a small commission at no additional charge to you.
Inspired to visit Molsheim?
(Why not Pin It for Later?)
If you enjoy what you see, and you’d like regular updates then join us for a monthly newsletter.