Cities and villages

Riquewihr, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

05/01/2016 RiquewihrFrance

Who doesn’t know about Riquewihr? This adorable village located on the Alsace Wine Route is often a must-see for people coming to visit the region. And rightly so, because one can only admit that Riquewihr is a very beautiful place. We might criticize its touristy shops and the fact that crowds descend upon the village regularly, but a visit to Riquewihr is… Read more →

Guided tour of Colmar old town

08/10/2015 ColmarFrance

The tourist office of Colmar offers several guided tours for individuals, including a tour of the old town. This is a fairly standard tour, but make no mistake: I have learned a lot in this tour, even if I live in Colmar! Turns out, we don’t always know very well our own town… The guide will… Read more →

Eguisheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

28/09/2015 EguisheimFrance

Eguisheim is a typical Alsatian village located next to Colmar, on the Alsace wine route. It is known to have been chosen as the Favorite Village of the French people (“Village préféré des Français” in 2013. But that’s not all… Eguisheim is also part of the very exclusive club of the Most beautiful villages of France. It is inevitably quite… Read more →

Bergheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

03/09/2015 BergheimFrance

Bergheim is a charming village located on the Alsace Wine Route, not too far from Colmar. Less known than other villages such as Kaysersberg or Riquewihr, Bergheim still deserves a visit. The advantage is that you will not see many tourists around! Bergheim is not exclusively pedestrian, but it’s better to explore it on foot. Take the time to walk… Read more →

Obernai, a town on the Alsace Wine Route

27/08/2015 ObernaiFrance

Obernai is a small town located on the Alsace Wine Route, between Colmar and Strasbourg. It is one of the unmissable stops when visiting Alsace, and for good reasons: Obernai is full of charm ! Former medieval city, Obernai still counts numerous lovely old houses, as well as fortified walls. It is very pleasant to stroll in the little streets, while admiring… Read more →

The village and castle of Ferrette

11/08/2015 FerretteFrance

Ferrette is a village located in Southern Alsace, in the Sundgau. This is the Alsatian Jura, just at the border with Switz Jura. Ferrette has recently been in the spotlight by taking part in the 2015 TV programme “Le village préféré des Français” (The favorite village of the French), where it finished in 6th place. The village is nestled at the foot of the castle of… Read more →

Kayserberg, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

08/07/2015 KaysersbergFrance

Kaysersberg is one of my favorite villages in Alsace. Located on the Wine Route, it is not far from Colmar and has mad charm during the Christmas market, but also all year round. I actually prefer it outside of Christmas time, maybe during spring or summer, when everything is in bloom. I highly recommend you to go there during your… Read more →

Kientzheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

07/07/2015 KientzheimFrance

Kientzheim is a village on the Alsace Wine Route, very close to Kaysersberg. Beware not to confuse this village with Kintzheim, located further north in Alsace. Kientzheim is not necessarily very well-known, but is worth a visit. The village is small, but very cute, with beautiful and colorful half-timbered houses, old fortified walls and the castle of Confrérie Saint-Etienne. It also… Read more →

Visit of the Sundgau – The Largue Valley

13/06/2015 FriesenFrance

The Sundgau is a region located in the South of Alsace, between Mulhouse and Basel (in Switzerland). Slightly less quaint than the Wine Route, it is also less touristy and is worth the visit if you have a little bit of time. The Sundgau is an agricultural region with very green landscapes. So, what to do when in Sundgau? I would recommend for example a visit to the… Read more →