Welcome to le Bastion de Riquewihr,
our new bed and breakfast and self catering gites in Alsace!
We welcomed our first guests in Summer 2008 in this old house built in the traditional Alsatian style and recently refurbished with all modern comfort.
Riquewihr is called the “Gem of Alsace”. Riquewihr is surrounded by old walls.
It’s one of the most visited and prettiest villages in Alsace.
Its situation in the middle of the Alsace vineyards makes its charm. Look and smell the vineyard around you! The vineyards are very colourful and get a tremendous variety of colours as a function of the seasons, the months and the days. You will find it difficult not to fall in love with Alsace.
|Historical city centre , Mountain , Rural area , Village , Historical site , Beautiful and original building , Remarkable environment|
|Our facilities and services|
|Telephone , Internet , Small grocery store nearby , Public transport nearby , Car park|
|Topics and style of your holiday|
|Romantic , Hiking holidays , Relax , Nature first , Traditions and Culture , Gourmet , Family holidays|
The entrance porch situated 21 rue des Remparts proudly displays the cooper’s emblem dated 1807. The house was built by a wine grower who was also a barrel maker as shown on the archway shaped like a basket handle.
You’ll be amazed by a square wooden wine press with impressive oak beams dated 1802.
In a corner of the Bastion’s garden you’ll find a little house nicely proportioned. It used to be where the cooper’s apprentice lived and the basement was used as a distillery.
Weather permitting; you will enjoy a nice breakfast under overhead rambling vines. The Bastion is suitable for a week-end or a long stay.
Have you ever dreamed of one day spending some time during the holiday in an attractive garden with beautiful colourful and sweet smelling flowers? To get off to a good start to your day you’ll be welcome to have a pleasant and friendly breakfast.
Let yourself be tempted by the smell of a nice Kougelhopf (Alsatian cake specialty), a good coffee, a steaming chocolate or a nice tasty pot of tea.
For those who’re a bit hungrier, a selection of cold meats and fresh bread will be offered as well as a variety of fruits and other good things.
A moment of pleasure just like being at home.
P.S.: breakfast can be served in the garden on request, weather permitting.
Christmas in Alsace, Christmas in Wonderland...
Full of illuminations, christmas markets, flavours, perfumes of cinnamon and spices, the Alsace region is reminding each of us that the spirit of Christmas is still alive each year... The advent calendar is the start of the Christmas spirit.
The house fronts and the streets are decorated with thousands of Christmas balls,Christmas stars,which all come alive at the fall of night as if by magic.... Far away at the top of the hill, the old castles stands to attention like soldiers ready to protect their land, which leads us into a mysterious wonderland. In the heat of each housekitchen,we have the fragrances of spices, cinnamon, honey and citrus fruits, where small biscuits like « Bredele » are prepared with care to various forms and tastes.
In the streets, the traditional wooden sheds full of life are getting ready for four weeks of magic.
You will discover Ribeauvillé for it’s Medieval Market, Kaysersberg for it’s artisticness, Colmar for it’s magic and the pleasure for the eyes, Colmar also sparkles then goes to sleep quietly, Strasbourg for it’s city centre and it’s illuminations as well...
And of course Riquewihr one of the most beautiful village of France, a unique Christmas Market....
At the corner of each street a discovery, a Christmas tree, a Christmas star, a smell of mulled wine and maybe who knows you will meet the real Santa Klaus himself ....
At the heart of the Alsace wine road, surrounded by vineyards, Riquewihr is considered and nicknamed with all the right reasons to be the shining pearl of the region.
This medieval village offers some exquisite stone houses, old gardens, fantastic fountains and historic wells. Today Riquewihr is still at the heart of the wine business in Alsace backed up by an important tourists background.
As a reminder of the past, the village as kept all it’s old castle walls and it’s architecture.
The whole village is to be discovered, you will be able to discover the two Grand Cru of Riquewihr, the Sporen and the Schoenenbourg, fragrance of the Muscat grape, spices of the famous Gewurztraminer,the aromas of the legendary Riesling and so on...
The richness of Riquewihr is endless ; the Dolder museum,communication museum, thieves tour...
Just a short walk in the village will lead you to one of Riquewihr’s restaurant or winstub, a restaurant listing is available in each bedroom.
ZELLENBERG A typical Alsatian village at the top of a hill overlooking the whole valley...
HUNAWIHR A unique fortified church, reminder of the past, the real charm of Alsace....
COLMARLocated between the Vosges region and the Rhine river, unforgettable for it’s country style living.,
Not to be forgotten well : the valley of Kaysersberg, the valley of Munster the famous Grand Balloon, the route des crêtes and in the village of Niedermorschwhir discover the world famous jams of Christine Ferber ...
Following the seasons you will discover the colourful region Alsace.
In spring and summer the traditional Alsatian house coloured by the famous geraniums...In autumn the wine harvest, the village festivity.....
In winter mother nature goes to sleep and the snow reminds us that Christmas is around the corner.....