Travel with me

2017-01-18 06:01
             PHOTO SUPPLIED Ribeauvillé is a picturesque little town 16km north of Colmar.

PHOTO SUPPLIED Ribeauvillé is a picturesque little town 16km north of Colmar.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


RIBEAUVILLÉ is a picturesque little town 16km north of Colmar and 75km south of Strasbourg in France. It lies at the foot of the Vosges Mountains and is captivating in every sense of the word.

Surrounded in part by ancient walls, it has many picturesque medieval houses and two very old churches, both fine Gothic buildings.

The town hall contains a valuable collection of antiquities. The town is so small and so quaint that one would be forgiven for thinking that you’d stepped onto a movie set.

Cobbled streets give way to hiking paths, which lead into the surrounding forests and up to some magnificent look-out points. In fact very nearby are the ruins of three famous castles, Saint-Ulrich, Girsberg and Haut-Ribeaupierre, all of which beckon to be explored, whilst taking in the stunning scenery and views.

Situated in the middle of the famous Alsace vineyards, Ribeauville is home to many viticulturists and it’s easy to see how it was classified one of the most beautiful villages in France. Alsace is a beguiling blend of French and German with gastronomic delights from France and order from Germany.

Every town in the region has its famous clock tower and Ribeauville is no exception. No need for watches in these towns! The area attracts hikers from all over – it is paradise for anyone with a love of walking, from a gentle stroll up the main street, to more arduous hikes covering many miles. What struck me in October, was the abundance of harmonious blooms, every window in every building had a window box overflowing with colour - an enchanting, visual delight when Europe is heading into winter.

As Walter Hagen once said: “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry and be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Apt advice indeed.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.