Hohenburg Abbey at Mont Sainte-Odile is named after the patron saint of Alsace and is said to have been founded by her father

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about

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RESTAURANTS

Maison Kammerzell

Strasbourg’s most beautiful house is also a historic restaurant, and the best place in town to enjoy sauerkraut. www.maison-kammerzell.com

Au Pont Corbeau

A quintessential winstub, and bastion of authenticity, warmth and charm in Strasbourg, offering superb traditional Alsatian cuisine and wines. Tel. +33 (0)3 88 35 60 68

Sézanne

A tiny winstub bistro above a Colmar delicatessen serving Alsatian charcuterie, foie gras, escargots, Munster cheese pie, rhubarb tart and 350 fine wines. www.sezanne.net

Restaurant L’Épicurien

After a UK stint with Gordon Ramsay, chef Nicolas Groell returned to Colmar to launch his smash-hit bistro offering contemporary Alsatian cuisine. www.epicurien-colmar.com

Restaurant Sondernach Ried

This farmhouse inn deep in the Munster Valley is a celebration of Alsatian mountain cuisine, its set menu drawing entirely from local ingredients. www.sondernachried.fr

The three-Michelin-starred Auberge de l’Ille at Illhaeusern, an Alsatian institution

L’Auberge de l’Ill in Illhaeusern has retained its three Michelin stars since 1967, longer than anyone except the recently departed Paul Bocuse. www.auberge-de-l-ill.com

La Table du Gourmet

A Michelin-starred restaurant in Riquewihr with contemporary décor and creative cuisine of vibrant colours and flavours. www.jlbrendel.com

Auberge Frankenbourg

A restaurant run by two brothers acclaimed for their sublime dishes of mushrooms, foie gras and pigeon. www.frankenbourg.com

HOTELS

La Haute Grange is the perfect place to relax and unwind just a short drive from the highlights of Alsace: Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Colmar and the Vosges mountains. www.lahautegrange.fr

La Vallée is a half-timbered farmhouse surrounding a courtyard decorated with flowers at the edge of Kuttolsheim. www.francetoday.com/listings/la-vallee

The dining room of Auberge Frankenbourg in La Vancelle opens onto gardens

An environmental hotel and spa nestled in a valley, Le Saint Barnabas is just five minutes from Guebwiller-Buhl. www.francetoday.com/listings/le-saint-barnabe-hotel-restaurant-spa

Cour du Corbeau

This 16th-century Strasbourg inn has been carefully refurbished as a four-star hotel. www.cour-corbeau.com

Le Chambard

A luxurious, four-star family-run hotel and spa in Kaysersberg, with two-Michelin-starred dining. www.lechambard.fr

La Haute Grange

A luxury B&B set in a 19th-century farmhouse overlooking a verdant valley at Fréland. www.chambrescharmealsace.com

Mont Sainte-Odile

Hotel and restaurant on a hilltop in the Vosges renowned as a pilgrimage site. www.mont-sainte-odile.com

The 16th-century Cour du Courbeau stands at the heart of Strasbourg. Photo: Giljean Klein

Hostellerie de la Pommeraie

A charming hotel on the site of a former Cistercian abbey in Sélestat with two restaurants and vineyards. www.relaischateaux.com

Château d’Osthoffen

A 12th-century castle renovated as a stately yet cosy four-star B&B. www.chateau-dosthoffen.com

La Ferme de la Fontaine

An 18th-century farm B&B at Fouchy, near the Ballon des Vosges nature park. la-ferme-de-la-fontaine.com

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A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a graduate of NYU’s Institute of French Studies and School of Journalism, Jeffrey T. Iverson has called Paris home since 2000. His stories of maverick chefs, enlightened winemakers and prolific artists have notably appeared in France Today, Time, Centurion and Departures magazines.

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