A lasting memory of these two northeastern French cities may be the dozens of intricate shop signs, the majestic swans a-swimming and the amazing outdoor Christmas decorations.
There are written historical records from the early 13th century referring to Mulhouse but local stories and legends date back as far as the first century.
This delightful city in the Alsace region of France, similar to so many European cities, has an interesting and colorful history.
On Mittwuch, (Wednesday) a 35-minute train trip found us in Basel, the 3rd largest city located in northwest Switzerland where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. Pronounced Basel in English and German and Bâle in French, we found this dynamic city easy to navigate and a joy to explore.
Annecy and Voiron are both beautiful little towns that we wanted to visit so we booked our train tickets and off we went exploring. Trains are comfortable, spacious, fast and timely making traveling around France sooooo easy.
“There is a mountain at the end of every street.” Grenoble is often described in this way and we wholeheartedly agree! Then, when the Alps are covered in snow; they become breathtakingly beautiful.