The Mountain Hiker*****
Not in Riquewihr but in La Vancelle, a pretty village in the mountain at 25 minutes from Riquewihr.
Spacious luxury gite for 2/3 pers with stunning views in a wonderful setting. In La Vancelle, charming village 25 min north of Riquewihr. Convenient location between Strasbourg and Colmar to visit all of Alsace.
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The whole renovation project took almost 5 years of hard work. The result is a gem !
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50 Restaurants directly in the village of Riquewihr at 100 meters from your holiday apartment
Easy access everywhere
You are travelling from Europe, the best Airport is Euroairport Bâle/Mulhouse at just one our driving. International airports are Frankfurt am Main, Zurich and Paris.
We can manage your transfer from your Airport. Just select it in your booking.
Why rent a holiday home with us? Your advantages.
Our guests believe that our charming gites (the French word for vacation rentals or holiday homes) in Riquewihr belong to the finest places to stay in Alsace .
We offer several beautiful apartments for rent in a historical and unique environment. Our holiday homes in Alsace are available for self catering holidays all year round. All our holiday apartments in Riquewihr are within a short walking distance (see map on HOW TO GET THERE page and zoom in for the village map), so that it is easy for larger parties to remain all together within a same area. For our guests looking for a bed and breakfast service or even half board (including dinner) we have special agreements with local restaurants within a very short walking distance (50 to 150 meters).
Our rental policy: we try to be as flexible as possible but we are not a hotel neither a bed-and-breakfast. We cannot confirm any stay for one night only. Our costs would exceed our income. Our best rates are available for stays of 7 nights and more. Shorter stays (3-6 nights) are possible when planning opportunities exist and/or when the requested dates come exactly before or after an existing booking (see availability calendars for each gite).
- Our holiday gites in Riquewihr belong without any doubt to the finest places to stay in Alsace. Modern top comfort in a traditional Alsatian atmosphere!
- Book your stay direct with us and get a beautiful apartment for the price of a decent hotel room.
- “Beautiful and affordable” was the comment of one of our American guests.
- We offer various sizes of holiday homes. You will find one suiting your needs, wishes and budget.
- Our holiday homes are inspected by the French tourist authorities.
- All our gites are strictly NON SMOKING. This means that it is permitted to smoke… outside the buildings only.
- Broadband internet connection and digital TV available free of charge in our holiday apartments. With your laptop and Skype you will be able to keep in touch with home for free.
- We have many guests from all over the world, especially from North America, Australia an the UK. We know what they are looking for and what they like. Join our Facebook fans and discuss with some of our previous guests.
- We have a very professional internet booking system: you will be able to constantly follow-up your booking and stay with us with a few clicks, from the moment you first request an apartment until a long time after you have departed from our place!
- Bookings are possible a long time in advance, especially for stays during the high season: in Spring, Autumn and during the Christmas period (end of November to New Year).
- Major credit cards are accepted: Visa and Mastercard.
Alsace, one of the most beautiful regions of France, still to be discovered. The Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel has picked Alsace as one of the hot regions in the world to visit. Alsace is one of the most beautiful and distinctive regions of France and is famous for its wine, gastronomy and wine tourism facilities.
Christmas Market in Alsace
Every year we take some new pictures on several Christmas markets and events related to Christmas in Alsace and nearby Germany.
4 seasons on the Alsace wine route.
Visitors can easily explore the heart of the vineyards of Riquewihr and the nearby villages like Hunawihr, Zellenberg, Beblenheim or Kientzheim.
Ideas for Holidays with your children
Discover what to do in Alsace if you are travelling with your kids. The Eagle Park, The Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, The Monkey Mountains and other places are perfect to have fun and interest your kids.
Riquewihr in Alsace
Alsace and the medieval city of Riquewihr are in eastern France on the Rhine River border with Germany. It is unquestionably spectacularly beautiful. Alsace offers a very special combination of history, culture, scenery, and especially food and wine makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in all of Europe.
The Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel has picked Alsace as one of the hot regions in the world to visit. Alsace is one of the most beautiful and distinctive regions of France and is famous for its wine, gastronomy and wine tourism facilities. Joseph Ward, an American wine lover and wine specialist writing for The Washington Post says “Riquewihr gets my vote as France’s most beautiful wine town”.
Riquewihr is indeed the jewel in the crown and looks today exactly as it did in the 16th Century. Riquewihr is also a very practical base to visit all Alsace, the Vosges mountains and even nearby Germany and Switzerland.
Park your car and forget about it! There is more to do in Riquewihr than rushing with the tourist crowds in the main street! Open your eyes, look at the details on the old houses. Explore the side streets. Riquewihr, while being only a village with 1300 inhabitants, is the third city in Alsace for the number of National Heritage buildings (48), just after the large cities of Strasbourg and Colmar! This is the reason why Riquewihr is so popular worldwide. But at the end of the afternoon, when the tourists of the day are gone, you will have Riquewihr for yourself. A very privileged feeling indeed. You will probably need a week or so to discover the main attractions within walking distance or with the local bus.
Our holiday apartments
in Riquewihr & La Vancelle
OLD WINERY Property Facing The Vineyards
In Riquewihr, the “Old Winery” is a collection of 6 outstanding romantic and luxury holiday homes: 4 of them are located in a big Renaissance house (actually a winery built in 1580) on the first belt of the ramparts (built 3 centuries earlier in the year 1291). The property is facing the famous Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard producing some of the best Alsace wine; 2 other apartments are in a 17th Century adjacent house. The houses are surrounding a small garden. The Old Winery just earned (2016) a Golden Award for the quality of the renovation works. These holiday homes belong without any doubt to the finest vacation rentals in Alsace.
All apartments on this side are designed and equiped to offer you the best. They earned an official 5 stars rating. Four of them have a private winter garden, a balcony or even a terrace which is a seldom opportunity in a medieval national heritage building.
The Ramparts 1500 Property
A collection of 3 beautifully renovated romantic holiday gites in a historical and unique environment: the second belt of medieval ramparts of Riquewihr, built in the year 1500. The Western side of our properties are part of the ramparts. On the eastern side, in the picturesque ‘rue des Remparts’, the house appears as a traditional Alsatian timber framed house. These holiday homes belong also to the finest gites in Alsace.
The Dove’s Nest ***** – Romantic luxury holiday house for 2-5 persons. Official 5-star classification. One of the finest places to stay in Alsace. Adults or grown up children only. Description of the gite, online booking.
Nature & holiday gite in Alsace Vosges with a view
Les Remparts de Riquewihr (Ramparts of Riquewihr) is a small family business founded and run by a couple of tourism professionals – Martine and Jean-Paul – having many years of experience in airline business and travels.
We think that – especially for a rather long stay (most of our guests are discovering the slow travel concept and are staying 7 nights and more) – it is not enough to sleep well during the night but it is necessary to enjoy the stay in a place which is somehow of the same level as the historical surroundings, the landscape, the mountain and the vineyards: beautiful. We put a lot of effort and care in the renovation and decoration of our vacation rental apartments because we want our holiday homes to be a memorable part of your travel experience to Alsace and France.