You've come for the food, right? Alsace dishes up a unique blend of Franco-German cuisine, which goes down a treat with locally produced vins (notably pinots and rieslings) in its wood-panelled winstubs (wine taverns). Gourmets are also in their element: the region has one of France’s highest per capita concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants. Food markets, bistros serving good-value menus du jour and indulgent patisseries are plentiful.