Early morning walk around Riquewihr (2)

The alarm went off early … The sun now rises earlier, and to capture the unique light of dawn, a lay down is not the best plan. Dawn brushed away the night when I go down from La Vancelle direction Riquewihr by the wine route. I guess the sun still hidden behind the blue line…

Walks around Riquewihr in Spring (1)

Spring in Alsace is not an easy season for the photographer … The vegetation is exploding: it is a festival of flowers and leaves everywhere! The asparagus tips show their nose. The activities also start again: flower festival, flea markets and local products … The terraces are taken by storm when the sun shines ….

Christmas market magic in Riquewihr – 2014 update

 You may probably find it a bit strange to see a post about Christmas be published in the middle of the Summer? Actually we are just a little more than 100 days away from the earliest Christmas markets in Alsace (Colmar is starting on Nov 21, 2014). And waiting for a last minute opportunity for…

Our favorite winemakers & wineries in Riquewihr and nearby villages

Alsace, a paradise for wines & winemakers This article has been updated. Read the new article here … The Alsace region is located in the North East corner of France. Situated on the Vosgian foothills, at an altitude of 200 to 400m the vineyards take maximum advantage of their exposure to the sun, particularly as…

And the winner is …

The prize draw of our contest was made on April 16, 2014 among 471 participants. And the winners are Christine and Pascal Georges. The couple lives in the center of France between Roanne and Vichy. They will stay in our new Little Bear apartment in the coming month of June. Congratulations ! Good news: we…

Some good restaurants in Riquewihr

There are more than 30 restaurants in Riquewihr. Here are some places where we like to have a lunch or a dinner. They are listed in alphabethical order. All of those addresses are in the village, within easy walking distance from our apartments. In most of the restaurants you will be allowed to bring your dog. Click…

Winter escapes and Carnival in Alsace.

We will be delighted to see you around this year! But when? When is the best season to visit? The answer is difficult since it depends on which are your personal points of interest. But what about seazing the opportunity of a Winter break? You will experience Alsace off the beaten track, only known by…

A day out in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)

Freiburg is a very interesting city only an hour drive away from our holiday apartments in Riquewihr. A day out not to be missed. Saturday is a good choice since in the morning there is a beautiful market taking place near the cathedral. Freiburg im Breisgau, a green city Freiburg is a German city with…

Grape picking in Alsace – some pictures

Every year, from end of September to mid of November, Alsace and the upper Rhine valley is wearing its golden dress. This is also a very popular season for holiday makers from all over the world. Winemakers and grape pickers are dancing their ballet on the natural stage of green and soon golden vineyards and…

Gourmet restaurant Au Trotthus in Riquewihr

The Restaurant “Au Trotthus” in Riquewihr is only a 2 minutes walk away from any of our holiday apartments in Riquewihr. It is secluded in the narrow street (rue des Juifs) leading to the Tour des Voleurs and like all hidden gems it is worth the trouble finding one’s way. Housed in an old winemaker’s…