Laurène

Laurène

Laurene is the founder of the My weekend in Alsace. She is from Britany but she has lived in Alsace since 2014. She fell in love with her region and decided to create a blog and to buy, with her husband, an Alsatian house in a small village in the Kochersberg, next to Strasbourg. She likes to explore Alsace, on foot,on her bike, on her horse (named Obiwan) or in her small car, a Fiat 500 car, to find good spots for her readers.

Unusual Gîtes Les Coccinelles – The quirky wooden houses in Sainte-Croix aux Mines

Les Coccinelles are unusual gîtes in Alsace located in Sainte-Croix aux Mines, in the Valley of Sainte-Marie aux Mines. The gîtes Les Coccinelles are located in quirky wooden houses, whose architecture is quite surprising at first sight. These houses have indeed been built during the development of a wild land of the town. An architecture competition was organized and won by the firm G. Studio. They designed a set of houses, that later received the Ecodistrict certification label. Quite luckily, two houses have now been turned into gîtes: a large 80m2 house, which can host 5 people, and a smaller  40m2 house, built later...

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27 ideas to visit Strasbourg – What to do, what to see and what to taste?

Visiting Strasbourg is of course a must-do during your stay in Alsace. The capital of Alsace is full of charm and has a lot to offer to tourists and visitors. I fell in love with the city as soon as I moved there, and I’m charmed by it more and more every day, while I discover new places to visit and new activities to try. In my opinion, one of the main advantages of Strasbourg is that it offers a wide range of possibilities: the city is charming and it’s pleasant to wander around ; it’s dynamic with countless good addresses to go...

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Visit of the Maison de la Choucroute (Choucrouterie Le Pic)

Visiting a Choucrouterie in Alsace would be the logical thing to do, wouldn’t it? Choucroute garnie is generally the first dish we think of when speaking about Alsace culinary specialties (fortunately, it doesn’t only boil down to this!). And actually, choucroute garnie is only one of the dish that can be made from sauerkraut. Have I lost you? Let’s recap a bit of vocabulary before we begin: sauerkraut is the fermented cabbage, while choucroute garnie refers to the dish with meat that you are most probably thinking of. There are other uses for sauerkraut: in a sauerkraut with fish for example, but also in...

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Le Clos Bartholdi – Charming apartments in the centre of Colmar

I know that many of you are looking for beautiful and charming apartments and gîte to rent in Colmar… I’ve got good news for you… I found superb holiday rentals located right in the centre of Colmar! Le Clos Bartholdi, with its 4 apartments welcomes you in an old building full of charm, a few steps away from the Petite Venise. You will therefore be able to enjoy on foot all the attractions of the beautiful Alsace Wine Capital (read my ideas of things to do and see in Colmar to know more) and of the Christmas market, if you come at the end of the...

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Fleur et Fruit de Vigne in Rodern – Charming hotel with spa (and gîte)

The Hôtel Fleur et Fruit de Vigne is located in the pretty little village of Rodern, on the Alsace Wine Route. I had the pleasure to discover it thanks to a follower of the blog who recommended the owners, Lucie and Bernard, to contact me! I am really stoked I got to know this wonderful place, which is a hotel, as well as a gîte. The rooms of Fleur et Fruit de Vigne are set in a former wine farm from the 16th century, at the heart of the village. Past the large heavy door, you’ll discover a lovely courtyard flanked by old and beautifully renovated buildings. It...

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