Weekly markets in Alsace: Grab your basket!

One of the pleasures of a holiday in Alsace, in any season, is to visit a weekly market to buy fresh local produce. So grab your basket and let’s go ! Markets in Alsace are an old tradition Local markets in Alsace were created in the Middle Ages by the princes. They were frequently set…

Christmas Trails in Osthouse

Les “Sentiers de Noël” are back! — Update 2015. A superb sound and light show is taking place in Osthouse, a village beside Erstein, south of Strasbourg. The word “show” is probably a misnomer. It is an experience. It is a colorful immersion, cheerful and naive, in the world of fairy tales and legends of…

Strasbourg – an evening at the cathedral for its first millennium

The cathedral of Strasbourg in its colorful dress. Every night until AUG 31, 2014 and again in 2015 From September 2014 to September 2015, the Notre Dame Cathedral of Strasbourg is celebrating. The venerable building, which was once the tallest in the world, celebrates the millennium of its foundation. This summer already, and until August…

Gengenbach and the giant Advent Calendar

The sky is dark for already at least an hour. Hundreds of people if not a thousand are wandering from one stall to the other on the Christmas market. The air is full of excitment. And suddenly everything guets quiet.  It is exactly 18.00 o’clock. At 6 in the evening every night in the holy…

Grab your basket and let’s go to the market!

One of the pleasures of a holiday in Alsace, in any season, is to visit a weekly market to buy fresh local produce. So grab your basket and let’s go! Week after week, year after year: markets are an old tradition Local markets were created in the Middle Ages by the princes. They were frequently…

Strasbourg, “Capital city of Christmas”

Christmas markets in Strasbourg have to do with history, not just fashion or tourist events. Just think that this year, from Nov 29 and until Dec 31, 2013, Strasbourg is welcoming its 443rd edition of its Christmas market! 2013 welcomes the 443rd edition of Strasbourg’s Christmas market! The very first edition of the Christmas market…

Christmas Trails in Osthouse

Les Sentiers de Noël — Update 2015. OSTHOUSE Christmas Trails  — 27/28/29 Nov and 05/06 Dec, 2015. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: €6,50 – free for children under 12. 17:00 – 21:00 on Friday and 16:00 – 21:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Official website: http://www.lessentiersdenoel.fr The previous event took place in 2012. Hereafter my personal…