France - drive the Route des Vins d’Alsace in autumn, when vines are heavy with grapes waiting to be harvested and colours are at their vibrant best. From the Viking river cruise on the rhine we went to Colmar, Obernai and Strasbourg,sometimes by bus.
Tourists know Colmar (France) as the capital of Alsatian wine, an ultra-classy white variety. They also know Colmar for its quaint canals. Long ago, the canals in Colmar& & Venice& were buzzing with butchers, fishmongers and tanners.