Knepfelfacht a Quenelle festival in Riquewihr

This year the Knepfelfacht in Riquewihr (Quenelle festival) will take place on June 13-14, 2020. See the official 2019 programme, just to give you an idea. Details for 2020 to come. It’s now been four years since Riquewihr decided to pay homage to one of the most emblematic dishes of the Rhenish and Central European…

At Lac Blanc Aventures theme park, the whole family feels like Tarzan.

Are you looking for a nice family outing with children, parents and even grandparents? Wouldn’t an experience off the beaten track with a zest of adventure and sensations, not be even better? And when the heat invades the plain here you will find a welcoming coolness. So the Lac Blanc Aventures leisure park in the…

Alsace & Rhine valley, ideas for your stay in Fall

Autumn or fall in the Upper Rhine Valley is the season of the grape harvest but not only. During the months of September and October, there are some beautiful wine festivals and many gastronomic opportunities. When Halloween and All Saints’ Day (November 1st) get nearer will come the period of flamboyant foliage that will last…

Blienschwiller – The Double Rendez-Vous of Flavors

This beautiful event will take place in 2020 for the next time. Maybe you have heard about the principle of gourmet walks with happy guests, (sometimes several thousands!), walk through the vineyard. From spring to autumn, from north to south of Alsace, from step to step you can taste wines and enjoy bites or small…

2019 events at the Brotherhood Saint-Etienne

The Brotherhood Saint Etienne (Saint-Stephan) is a mythical institution in the world of Alsace wine and one of the oldest in France. A few days ago, in its castle of Kientzheim, just next to Riquewihr and Colmar, the brotherhood announced its program for the next 12 months. All wine lovers are eager to learn more…

Christmas markets start now!

In our Upper Rhine valley, cities of Colmar, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Freiburg-im-Breisgau (Germany), Basel (Switzerland) and Thann, are opening their Christmas Markets on November 23-24, 2018!

Brotherhood Saint Etienne unveils its program for 2018/19

The Confrérie Saint Etienne (St Stephen’s Brotherhood), is a mythical institution in the world of Alsace wine and one of the oldest in France. Today, in its castle of Kientzheim, just next to Riquewihr and Colmar, the brotherhood announced its program for the 12 next months. All wine lovers are eager to learn more about it. Spring is…

At Lake Longemer, fight the heat, swim and taste the cool of nature.

Located in the Valley of the Lakes, Longemer is one of the three lakes in the valley with those of Gérardmer and Retournemer. When I was young, we went to Longemer on several excursions with the school. With the heat of the summer, I remembered this haven of freshness nested between its steep banks covered…

Spring & Easter markets in Colmar, Alsace

Spring is back. After 3 months of sleep, the beautiful city of Colmar finds visitors from everywhere. The birds of the Champ de Mars are singing, the storks are back and the half-timbered facades of the old city take on colors under the spring sun. Every year and for a fortnight around Easter, Colmar celebrates…