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Carnival of Basel (Switzerland)

24/02/2016 BaselSwitzerland

Let’s go to the other side of the border for a little bit, to go to Basel in Switzerland. The carnival of Basel (Basel Fasnacht) is very famous: it is the biggest in Switzerland. Listening to the Gugge-musiken (fanfares), the city comes to life during 3 days starting from the Monday after Ash Wednesday (in February or March… Read more →

Shopping Idea – Shop Avenue d’Alsace in Colmar

22/02/2016 ColmarFrance

I discovered the shop Avenue d’Alsace during one of my first walks in Colmar. I was drawn to it by the pretty fabrics exhibited in the window and I entered the shop. I really liked it and I promised myself to come back and take some pictures! A pretty tea towel offered by some friends made me realize… Read more →

The (many!) museums of Mulhouse

19/02/2016 MulhouseFrance

You often start visiting Mulhouse by going in one of its museums. There are many museums in Mulhouse on different themes. The industrial history of the town is shown, as well as fine arts or science. You’ll find something for every taste and for everyone!  This article will be regularly updated with my new visits, as… Read more →

My favorite restaurants in Colmar

18/02/2016 ColmarFrance

Are you looking for a good restaurant in Colmar? Good news, there are actually a lot! To help you in making your choice, here is my selection of good addresses. I don’t know if they are the best restaurants in Colmar (it is in fact very subjective), but these are addresses I would recommend to friends asking for advice. … Read more →

Ski resort of Lac Blanc

17/02/2016 Le BonhommeFrance

The ski resort of Lac Blanc is located in the Valley of Kaysersberg, between 900 m and 1,200 m of altitude. It is the closest ski resort to Colmar, the biggest station of the Massif des Vosges in Alsace and the third biggest of the whole massif (the first two being La Bresse and Gérardmer). With 14 km of slopes, Lac Blanc is still quite… Read more →

Carnival of Mulhouse

16/02/2016 MulhouseFrance

There are many carnivals in Alsace around Mardi-Gras, i.e. during the months of February / March. Carnival is quite an important tradition in Alsace, much more so than in other French regions. This probably can be explained by the proximity of Germany and Switzerland, where carnival is also very important. The carnival of Mulhouse is one of the biggest… Read more →

Gîtes of Joël and Nathalie in Urschenheim, near Colmar

12/02/2016 UrschenheimFrance

If you are looking to rent a gîte in Alsace, with a good location to easily visit the region, I found a good address in  Urschenheim, near Colmar. Nathalie and Joël, a friendly and welcoming couple, are the owners of two gîtes that they entirely did by themselves in the outbuildings of their house: the barn was therefore transformed… Read more →

A Saturday morning at Saint-Joseph market in Colmar

10/02/2016 ColmarFrance

Saint-Joseph market is hold every Saturday in Colmar, on the place Saint-Joseph. The district Saint-Joseph is not generally a district visited by tourists. It has nothing really special, but it is still very nice: it has a “village” feel that makes it quite pleasant. This is all the more true on Saturday mornings, when all the regulars come… Read more →

Visit of a Munster dairy – La ferme du Versant du Soleil

04/02/2016

Do you know what is munster? It is an Alsatian cheese with quite a strong taste. As its name indicates, it comes from the Valley of Munster. Still to this day, it can only be produced in some parts of the East of France (in the massif of the Vosges mainly). There are also in Alsace many farms producing munster. Now,… Read more →

Hôtel Le Colombier in Colmar – Charm and modernity

02/02/2016 ColmarFrance

The Hôtel Le Colombier in Colmar is a charming 4 stars hotel, located in a big building dating from the 16th century. The decoration mixes harmoniously old pieces, such as the exposed beams, with more contemporary furniture. It’s a very beautiful hotel that I recommend for a stay in Colmar! My room at the Hôtel Le Colombier I… Read more →