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Which place? Alsace is a big area.

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. ..and when??? It can get rather chilly there,but lovely with it. ...

 

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Alsace is a lovely area we did six weeks there three years ago. In particular, Strasbourg, Colmar, Equishiem and Molshiem with the Bugatti Museum. Well worth a visit.

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Alsace is one of the nicest parts of France. It's proximity to Germany, not to mention its actual changing national boundaries over the centuries, make it very Germanic. The Vosges mountains, the Mosel, the 'chocolate box' ancient towns with colourful window boxes. ..not to mention all the wine! Best time to visit is September, when the vines are full and ready for harvesting. ..everything is more ebullient and colourful then. Some lovely camping sites in the area along the 'Route du vin'. Just google Equisheim, the jewel in their crown, for an example of the sort of villages. We base ourselves around Riquewhir.

 

Of course being so close to Germany, it's a small hop over the Rhine to the Black Forest. ....another great area!

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We stayed in the municipal in Ribeauville - Camping Pierre de Coubertin earlier this year. It was very nice. A ten minute walk into the town. The walking and cycling along the 'Route du Vin' is superb. Pretty villages abound. Lots of wine tastings. Our friends (non caravanners) stayed in an apartment in town. They caught the train from London at 8. 00 am we picked them up at 16. 00 in Colmar after travelling two days to get there, completely shattered ! I think with the diesel and tolls it actually cost us more than them in the end - but it was delightful. We were only there for a week - it really needs a lot longer, especially with all the travelling to get there and back ! We stopped off at Verdun on the way there and St. Quentin on the way back.

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We stayed there at the beginning of July. It was just starting to get busy as we left.

 

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what is the weather like in that area? We are looking at Jura and Alsace area in CC european brochure. We've been to Lot et Garonne in July and August this year and the weather could have been better. When it was hot, it was boiling, but a few storms interrupted the nice weather. Overall a bit disappointing. So we would like a change, but don't fancy wet weather.

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what is the weather like in that area? We are looking at Jura and Alsace area in CC european brochure. We've been to Lot et Garonne in July and August this year and the weather could have been better. When it was hot, it was boiling, but a few storms interrupted the nice weather. Overall a bit disappointing. So we would like a change, but don't fancy wet weather.

http://www. yr. no/place/France/Alsace/Herrlisheim-près-Colmar/statistics. html

 

Nothing guaranteed in weather these days. All it takes is a shift in the jet stream and all change.

 

From our experience in Alsace, a full day of rain is uncommon. Wind patterns seem to generate more 'half days' of rain.

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The weather for us was mainly nice but 'changeable'. We had a lot of rain one day, mainly overnight, then lovely hot weather, then more rain for an hour or so in the evening, then lovely hot weather. It was mainly dry though ! The Vosges mountain generally keep the worst of the weather off the vines - where we were, but some of it gets through. In fact the wine makers were saying that they needed more rain, but they didn't really get enough when we were there ! ;)

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The weather for us was mainly nice but 'changeable'. We had a lot of rain one day, mainly overnight, then lovely hot weather, then more rain for an hour or so in the evening, then lovely hot weather. It was mainly dry though ! The Vosges mountain generally keep the worst of the weather off the vines - where we were, but some of it gets through. In fact the wine makers were saying that they needed more rain, but they didn't really get enough when we were there ! ;)

I was watching a Raymond le Blanc programme on tv some time back about Alsace. He recalled an incident in a bar when two farmers had to be restrained from fighting. ....the reason was that it had rained on one farmers field that afternoon. ..but not on the one next door . ..owned by the other farmer.

 

Such is the vaguery of the weather in that region. ....not to mention the farmers. Lol

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When we were there a couple of years ago staying at the municipal at Riquewihr, we enjoyed a lovely hot afternoon then saw a thunderstorm approaching over the mountains. One minute it was quite calm and then the storm struck very quickly. Blew our sunshade over the top of the caravan and wrecked a few awnings and tents. Desperately trying to recover the sunshade in torrential rain. The strangest thing was we had our bathroom window open on the "lee" side of the 'van and the force of the wind passing over sucked our toilet roll out through the window leaving yards of soggy paper scattered over the side of the caravan. An hour later, all was calm again. Generally we have had very good weather there in the 5 or so times we've been to the area, but wouldn't want to repeat that experience. We called in at Equisheim on our way back from Germany last year and had really nice weather. We really like the Alsace and go whenever we can.

 

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Hi

 

We love it all year round - December - great Christmas markets and bitterly cold, lovely in spring and autumn, baking hot in summer. ... always something nice to enjoy

 

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