Destination guide

Buckle up: Bas-Rhin awaits

Bas-Rhin stretches along the Upper Rhine in eastern France and is a favorite destination for vacations with family and friends. The pretty capital city of Strasbourg offers a wide array of Bas-Rhin vacation rentals alongside its must-see attractions, while those who are happy to look further afield might just find a special spot amid the rolling countryside's mix of half-timbered villages and verdant forests. The diverse landscape makes the region a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts, although a myriad of historic chateaux, world-class wineries and a generous helping of gastronomic flair means everyone can kick back and do their thing.

Things to do

Fun for all ages in Bas-Rhin

Take a short drive west of Bas-Rhin vacation rentals in Strasbourg and you'll find many of the region's wineries and vineyards, clustered amid the fertile landscape of Westhoffen. Full and half-day tours are readily available from the city, sparing would-be wine connoisseurs the drama of finding a designated driver. Of course, if you're traveling with kids, you may need to skip the leisurely vineyard tours in favor of action-packed trips to the Friedel Animal Park, in Illkirch-Graffenstaden and, for younger kids, Kintzheim's Cigoland Amusement Park. The latter has free-roaming storks alongside its rides and is home to 5 aviaries.

Activities

Capital delights in Bas-Rhin

Bas-Rhin is the sort of place that reveals a new delight around every corner, though hanging out in Strasbourg, at least for a little while, is something of a must. Guided sightseeing tours take in the likes of the Gothic Cathedrale Notre-Dame, the 18th-century Palais Rohan and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Grande Ile. Many travelers like to simply explore the city at their own pace, perhaps taking the time to stroll along the waterfront and do a little shopping, before settling down to enjoy a picnic lunch at the University of Strasbourg's peaceful botanical garden.

Weather

Favorite seasons in Bas-Rhin

From June through August, average highs in the 70s make the summer the perfect time to stay in a Bas-Rhin vacation rental. The sunny days that come with the territory offer idyllic conditions for those who want to really get to know the region. Winter has fewer crowds, but temperatures often fall to around freezing, leaving spring to offer the best of both worlds – still-pleasant temperatures and, often, a lower rate on your chosen vacation home. Those travelers in it purely for the wine, of course, will want to hang fire until harvest time, in the fall.

Natural features

Outdoor adventure in Bas-Rhin

Outdoor living abounds in Bas-Rhin, not least at the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park, a tranquil space in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains, where some 120,000 hectares of diverse landscape includes everything from wetlands to woodlands. Little wonder that UNESCO saw fit to proclaim the area a world biosphere reserve. Whether you want to climb the park's sandstone cliffs and rocky crags, catch a glimpse of stags and wild boar, or take things at a slower pace as you look out for the ruins of castles from yesteryear, you'll find no shortage of adventure awaits.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Bas-Rhin

The nearest airport is in Strasbourg (SXB-Strasbourg Intl.), located 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Strasbourg (XER-Boulevard de Metz Bus Stop), which is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Hochfelden Station, Wilwisheim Station and Schwindratzheim Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Bas-Rhin by jumping on the metro at Cervantes Tram Station, Dante Tram Station or Hopital de Hautepierre Tram Station.

Where to stay around Bas-Rhin?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,856 vacation rentals near Bas-Rhin. From 388 Houses to 42 Chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bas-Rhin for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bas-Rhin?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bas-Rhin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Strasbourg: 529 vacation rentals
  • City-Centre - Petite France: 238 vacation rentals
  • Neudorf Ouest: 199 vacation rentals
  • Petite-France: 200 vacation rentals
  • Strasbourg Station: 721 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Bas-Rhin! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bas-Rhin?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bas-Rhin:

  • Strasbourg: 529 rentals
  • Scharrachbergheim-Irmstett: 206 rentals
  • Rangen: 142 rentals
  • Saverne: 152 rentals
  • Eckwersheim: 470 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Bas-Rhin?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Bas-Rhin are:

  • Gare de Strasbourg Airport (XWG): 720 vacation rentals
  • Strasbourg (XER-Boulevard de Metz Bus Stop): 720 vacation rentals
  • Entzheim Airport (SXB): 832 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bas-Rhin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Bas-Rhin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Strasbourg Station: 721 rentals
  • Zenith Strasbourg: 770 rentals
  • Strasbourg Cathedral: 702 rentals
  • Parc de l'Orangerie: 667 rentals
  • Robertsau Forest: 576 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bas-Rhin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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