I hope I dont seem like a complete ignoramus in asking this question, but never having been to France and organising our first trip there for next year I figured it was best to ask the experts.
My extended family group (up to 7 adults and 2 kids) will be visiting France in September 2009 and want to spend the last 7 days (give or take a day) in the Alsace region.
Ideally we would like to stay somewhere that has easy access for day trips into Germany (Black Forest), and preferably in a gite or chalet somewhere rural. It woould be good if it was within fairly reasonable access of restaurants/market etc too.
Does anyone know of anywhere that satisfies all that criteria!!! - or am I being too hopeful that we could find somewhere like that...is somewhere in Strasbourg going to be our best bet?
I appreciate any advice or assistance - we really are in the beginning stages of planning this trip.