I will be travelling from Paris to the Alsace region on November 24th. I will be staying a week in the area before heading back to Paris to fly home.
Fortunately the Christmas markets will be just beginning in the region. We would like to choose one base and do day trips. We are interested in visiting Colmar, Strasbourg, a few of the Route de Vin villages, Chateau Haut-Kœnigsbourg and possibly heading into Germany for a day trip.
Does anyone have any suggestions about...
a) the best base in the region?
b) opinions about the best Christmas markets in the small Route de Vin villages?
c) a good day trip option into Germany (we are open to travelling for 2 hours each way)
d) the cheapest option to get from Paris to Strasbourg/Colmar?