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20 Beautiful images that show the Magic of Christmas in France

Written by on December 20, 2015 in Alsace, Christmas Markets, Photo gallery
20 Beautiful images that show the Magic of Christmas in France

 1. Stunning  Strasbourg The capital of Christmas in France, home to one of the oldest Christmas markets in the world, Strasbourg in Alsace is THE place to go if you love Christmas and a magical atmosphere. 2. Captivating Colmar Not far from Strasbourg is the lovely historic city of Colmar. Fairy-tale pretty, it positively sparkles […]

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Wish you were here… Place Stanislas Nancy Photos

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Alsace
Wish you were here… Place Stanislas Nancy Photos

Place Stanislas Nancy Photos Stanis Leszczynski , a former King of Poland was exiled to France in the 18th Century. In order to connect the Old Town and New Town of Nancy, he designed a vast square. He wanted something sensational and extraordinary, something that would honour the Sun King who had given him somewhere […]

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Typically Alsace Photo of the Week

Written by on April 9, 2015 in Alsace, Photo gallery
Typically Alsace Photo of the Week

Le Medieval Restaurant in Riquewihr, founded in 1515 – the same year that Francis 1 was crowned King of France, while in England, Thomas Wolsey became Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, the King who would later meet with Francis I at Guines. Incredibly this inn is still going strong in the charming and picturesque town […]

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The Most Romantic City in France | Strasbourg

Written by on January 20, 2015 in Alsace, Festivals and Carnivals
The Most Romantic City in France | Strasbourg

Love is in the Air in Strasbourg each February when, for ten days – it’s Valentine’s Day! Strasbourg Mon Amour If all you need is love, then this great city in northeast France has come up trumps as “Strasbourg Mon Amour” takes place each year in February. There’s nothing else quite like it and it’s […]

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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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