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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Maison D’Hôtes La Vallée in Kuttolsheim

Maison D’Hôtes La Vallée is located in Kuttolsheim, in the rural region of the Kochersberg in Alsace. Here, we are approximately 20 km west of Strasbourg, which is in fact an ideal place to enjoy the traditional backdrop of a typical Alsatian village whilst being within easy reach of the big city. The B&B La Vallée is a charming, renovated property recently acquired by Caroline and Patrick. Caroline, who is of Swiss/British origins and multilingual, having lived as an expat in various parts of the world, has always dreamt of running a B&B and of welcoming guests to her...

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La Villa du Coteau, a bed and breakfast in Obernai

La Villa du Coteau is a bed and breakfast located in Obernai, on the Alsace Wine Route, in a house dating back from the 19th century, and which has been entirely renovated by Nicolas and Hoby, the very kind owners. After several years spent in Shanghai, where they’ve met, the couple had wanted to carry out another project and decided to settle in Alsace, Nicolas’s native region, to establish the Villa du Coteau. It was a real opportunity for this house, which was then entirely restored after 9 months of intensive works, and for the visitors who are very lucky to stay there!...

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