Riquewihr, a medieval village,
pearl of the vineyards
Discovery of Riquewihr
one of the most beautiful villages in France
Riquewihr, historical town on the Alsatian wines route is without doubt the most well known, and most visited, medieval town, with an international aura. Only a few kilometres from the most famous Alsatian tourist sites, such as Colmar, the capital of the wines of Alsace and Bartholdi's birthplace, but also Kaysersberg, birthplace of Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner, or Eguisheim, birthplace of the only Alsatian pope of the history of Christianity.
The World reputation of Riquewihr is due to its rich history and its architectural heritage. The visitor discovers whilst strolling through the picturesque and flowered streets the medieval walls and the main gate, the Dolder, with its emblematic shape that has inspired painters and poets. Original local museums draw visitors, passionate about all things postal (the Post Office Museum is in the castle) or intrigued by the humorous and patriotic Hansi, whose museum shall delight amateurs of popular imagery and paintings. For thrills, there is the Robbers Tower (la Tour des Voleurs) with its dungeons and access to the ramparts.
Jean-Luc Brendel invites you during your stay to visit :
- The UnderLinden museum in Colmar
- The Haut Koenigsbourg castle
- Monkey Mountain
- The Railway Museum
- The Eagle's Sanctuary
- The Maginot Line
- Ribeauvillé Casino
- The famous Alsave Route des Vins