Follow the mythical route at your own pace wherever your fancy takes you ! Travelling through beautiful countryside stopping off at vineyards is definitely a delicious, convivial, enjoyable experience !
Stop off at Mont Saint Odile, a natural attraction and archaeological site at 753m altitude, not far from Strasbourg.
Before or after a walk along signposted paths, admire the Convent dedicated to Saint Odile, patron saint of Alsace, a major place of pilgrimage and an absolute must to see. Legend has it that Odile, daughter of Etichon (or Adalric), Duke of Alsace, was born blind. Rejected by her father, she was hidden in a monastery in Burgundy and recovered her sight on the day of her baptism. Her brother, Hugues, took her back home but when Etichon wanted to marry her to a young prince she ran away. Miraculously, a rock opened up in front of her. Etichon gave in, founded the Convent of Hohenburg on the hill and Odile became its first abbess.
Don’t miss Saint Odile’s tomb, the Chapelle des Larmes and the Chapelle des Anges, as well as the panoramic terrace and the miraculous spring, 15 minutes’ walk away. Continue your visit with a walk along the Mur Païen (Pagan Wall) whose origins are the subject of many stories and legends. Finally, Obernai on the Route des Vins, the 2nd most visited tourist town in Bas-Rhin is well worth a visit, as is shown by its classification as one of the « Plus beaux détours de France ».