Excursions and visits

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Summer dance3 cropWe will travel to a number of fascinating sites in the region and learn a bit more about French and German culture.  Here is what we have planned:

 Strasbourg:  We will visit a number of sites in the city, including the Petite France neighborhood and Notre Dame cathedral (the tallest in France)

Germany's Black Forest:  The Roman town of Baden-Baden is a great place to start a hike to a number of medieval castles.

Bike trip to Molsheim:  The Bruche Canal was built in the 18th century to transport sandstone bricks to Strasbourg.  We will explore it on bicycle, all the way to the town of Molsheim where the mythic Bugatti sports cars are still manufactured.

Alsatian vineyards:  We will visit the Bott winery in Ribeauvillé and the magnificent Haut Koenigsbourg castle

Art nouveau treasures:  The town of Nancy in Lorraine was one of the centers of the art nouveau mouvement and where Daum crystal is still manufactured.

Cuisine française:  We will have a cooking lesson with French chef Jean-Yves Roth.

Folk dancing: We will learn the basics of the scottishe, the chapelloise and other traditional French dances at a bal folk.