Alsace

Hike through history in Wattwiller France

Written by on September 15, 2014 in Alsace, Battlefields and War Memorials
Hike through history in Wattwiller France

Deep in the forest of Wattwiller, Alsace, France, famous for the mineral water that flows there, Susie Woodhams discovers an extraordinary history lesson… We climbed a small slope of tangled ivy and dried leaves to reach what seemed like a practical lunch spot: the moss-covered roof of a building nearly a century old, tucked deep […]

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Photos Riquewihr Alsace

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Alsace, Photo gallery
Photos Riquewihr Alsace

Riquewihr in the region of Alsace is a photographer’s dream town. Colourful, quaint and quirky – a labyrinth of winding little streets lure the visitor on to enjoy the architecture, colours and sights. Alsace is in eastern France and shares a border with Germany and is very different from other regions with a strong Germanic […]

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Esteemed White Asparagus in France

Written by on May 30, 2014 in Alsace, French Cuisine
Esteemed White Asparagus in France

Village-Neuf, France – We stood at the border of tarp-covered asparagus crops, sipping Pinot Blanc wine and nibbling savory cake, while an accordion player played tunes familiar to everyone but me. No one seemed to mind afternoon traffic that careened along a main artery of this northeastern French town, which borders the Rhine, less than […]

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The Christmas Market Riquewihr, Alsace

Written by on December 5, 2013 in Alsace, Christmas Markets
The Christmas Market Riquewihr, Alsace

Choosing a Marché de Noël in Alsace shouldn’t be difficult. After all, more than any region I’ve visited, this northeastern section of France knows how to party, with a village fête nearly every weekend celebrating fiddlers, fairytales, choucroute, wine – the list goes on. Several years after moving to the southern edge of Alsace, my […]

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The fabulous Christmas market Eguisheim

Written by on December 5, 2013 in Alsace, Christmas Markets
The fabulous Christmas market Eguisheim

With more than 100 Christmas markets in the region of Alsace, the largest and oldest fittingly resides in the capital Strasbourg, which even calls itself the “Capital of Christmas”. Yet after sampling both Strasbourg and Colmar festivities that roll out in big-city fashion, I wanted to visit a marché de Noël with a different kind […]

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Alsace Food and Wine Road Trip

Written by on September 20, 2012 in Alsace, My French Life with 0 Comments
Alsace Food and Wine Road Trip

  While I was away in Alsace it was my birthday and my gift from the OH (the other half!) was a wine tasting tour – the perfect present for me! Gorgeous vineyards, amazing ancient wine cellars, talking to people with such knowledge and passion for their subject and of course – getting to taste […]

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Alsace Road Trip – Colmar France

Written by on September 18, 2012 in Alsace, My French Life with 0 Comments
Alsace Road Trip – Colmar France

I couldn’t go to Alsace without a visit to Colmar – I’ve read so much about this place over the years and was really excited to be finally going… We drove into the town and to be honest I was a little disappointed. After the beauty of towns like Riquewihr, St Hippolyte and Ribeauvillė amongst […]

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Alsace Road Trip – Ribeauvillé

Written by on September 14, 2012 in Alsace, My French Life with 2 Comments
Alsace Road Trip – Ribeauvillé

Just minutes by  car from Riquewihr is Ribeauvillé, at the foot of the Vosgnes Mountains. It is another of the villages which is on the “routes des Vins” the Alsace wine route. It is a very pretty town full of colour and when we went it was clear it’s a tourist magnet – it was […]

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Riquewihr, Alsace

Written by on September 11, 2012 in Alsace
Riquewihr, Alsace

Riquewihr is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France Association) and it certainly lives up to the accolade. Located in Alace, Eastern France it is on the Rhine River border with Germany and shares a culture of history and heritage with its near neighbour. It is […]

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Regional dishes of Alsace

Written by on January 19, 2012 in Alsace
Regional dishes of Alsace

Alsace in North East France has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other region in France except Paris – and no wonder, the regional dishes of Alsace are a gastronomic delight. Dining in Alsace offers a culinary tour of delights but you don’t have to look for the most expensive fine dining restaurant to enjoy […]

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