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.

Riquewihr, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Who doesn’t know about Riquewihr? This adorable village located on the Alsace Wine Route is often a must-see for people coming to visit the region. And rightly so, because one can only admit that Riquewihr is a very beautiful place. We might criticize its touristy shops and the fact that crowds descend upon the village regularly, but a visit to Riquewihr is still worth it. A short history of Riquewihr The origins of Riquewihr date back from Roman history. The remains of a wall, of a tower, as well as of an observation tower prove that there once was a road there. As for wine-growing, it implies that...

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Hotel Les Maraîchers in Colmar – For very good value

The Hotel Les Maraichers in Colmar is a two-star hotel. It’s quite a simple hotel, with no particular charm, but it has the great advantage of being of very good value. If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Colmar, but that still is clean and pleasant, it’s probably just the place for you! And more, the staff is very friendly and they have good advice about the activities to do in the area (even if you read this blog, you must already have the right information! 😉 ) My room at the Hotel Les Maraîchers I stayed in a...

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Bike ride itinerary – Discovering Strasbourg and its surroundings (3h)

I’ve been wanting for a while to write about a bike ride itinerary starting in Strasbourg. Here is an easy one, that I tried on a beautiful sunny Sunday, and that is perfect for having a picnic on the way and even for a swim if the weather is nice! This ride starts with a discovery of Strasbourg by going through a few nice spots in the city centre, such as the Covered Bridges, the Petite France, the docks and the European Institutions. It will then bring you in nature by following the Marne-Rhine canal, and then by following part of the Forts Trails,...

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Bike ride itinerary – Strasbourg, on each side of the Rhine (2h30)

I have already written here about a bike ride starting from Strasbourg and I know that you enjoyed that article. So here is a second itinerary, that will lead you to the other side of the Rhine, all the way to Germany. The itinerary only follows bicycle paths: it is quite pleasant not to have any car disturbances! The itinerary starts in the district of Neudorf in Strasbourg, quickly meeting the Deux-Rives Garden (a Franco-German garden located on both sides of the Rhine) and then crosses the Deux-Rives Footbridge that goes to Germany. It then goes along the Rhine, sometimes along...

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Tasty Trip, a foodie walk in Strasbourg

Are there any gourmets and food lovers here? How about people who would like to discover Alsatian gastronomy? I bet that you do and I have a good idea for an activity for you guys! How about trying Tasty Trip, a foodie walk in Strasbourg? The concept is simple. After buying a Tasty Trip booklet each, you’ll follow the booklet itinerary at your own rhythm, leading you to interesting sites in Strasbourg, but also of course to different shops and restaurants, where you will of course enjoy each time… a tasting! On the menu, you will discover many Alsatian specialties. You’ll start with a mini-kugelhopf, and then taste craft beer,...

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