Ribeauville & Riquewhir~


are two typical Alsatian towns.

The architecture,

is fairytale,

meets living history,

with the added benefit of French dessert!


There are little towns like these scattered all over Alsace,

exploring, (note Jupiter near clock tower)

and eating,

here is a delightful way to spend your days!

Cheers to you from beautiful Alsace~

224 thoughts on “Ribeauville & Riquewhir~

  1. Ich wohne nur 1 1/2 Autostunden von diesen Orten im Elsass entfernt im Kt. Aargau Schweiz. Ich bin schon öfters hier gewesen, besuche die Orte jeweils wieder gerne.
    Danke Cindy für die schönen Bilder. Ernst

    • Du bist so glücklich! Du lebst in einem so schönen Teil der Welt. Es dauert etwa 18 Stunden, um hier zu kommen, aber ich besuche immer noch regelmäßig! Glückliches Wochenende Ernst ~

  2. Such a picturesque setting ~ you’ve captured the feel of these narrow streets while also holding a sense of a community, so different from cities around the world these days. Wonderful photos Cindy, wish you a great weekend!

  3. Very fairy land! And it’s so old, but feels so clean and tidy. Lovely place, and how fab that you got a shot of Jupiter! You know what? I bet Mother Goose lives in one of these towns! 😀

    • Oh clearly she must, I agree with you. There were storks everywhere who were clearly delivering babies, I have photos of them to prove it, so Mother Goose had to be there, but was just photo shy~

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  5. Oh Cindy, it is simply magical! I shall have to find a way to get there. Thank you so much for sharing this. I knew the region was beautiful as I drove on the northern edge of it several years ago but oh my… x

    • Yes. It is pure magic, and the food is this mixture of French and German and so incredibly good. Go off season to avoid tourists. Christmas markets here would be paradise!

      • Cindy, I always do my best to avoid tourists, crowds… you get the picture. It sounds lovely. A dear friend is suppose to be here late next month, from Sacramento, and perhaps if I send her this link… ? x

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    • Reasonably. I have a better astronomy, non-art photo with four visible moons. This was April in France. Jupiter was in opposition and closest to earth at 414 million miles and dominated the night sky. Venus was visible in the morning. Here is astronomy.com:
      “Although Jupiter reached opposition and peak visibility earlier this month (on the 7th), it remains a stunning sight nearly all night. It appears about 30° above the southeastern horizon during evening twilight and climbs highest in the south shortly after 11 p.m. local daylight time. Shining at magnitude –2.4, the giant planet is the night’s brightest celestial object with the exception of Venus, which doesn’t rise until morning twilight commences. Jupiter resides among the background stars of Virgo, 9° northwest of that constellation’s brightest star, 1st-magnitude Spica. When viewed through a telescope, the gas giant’s disk spans 44″ and shows incredible detail in its cloud tops.”

  7. awww Cindy, Ribeauville & Riquewhir. Riquewhir is a village of Ribeauville. Are they not pretty. they are absolutely one of the prettiest places in France. You reminded me of my adventures there. Alsace is a beautiful region, I am sure you have enjoyed yourself there. Who don’t want to visit Alsace? I have long time friends there that I have known over twenty five years. We still communicate. I cannot wait to visit again. Enjoy yourselves guys on your special tours.

      • I am sure you are enjoying. As mine, I haven’t taken my holiday yet. Since I used to holiday after school closed, I have always holidayed in noisy place where kids and parents were. Now that she’s grown up I go holiday before school close and after summer when everyone returns home. I am preparing to go away beginning of September. Just cannot wait. Enjoy your days and have all the fun!

  8. Oh, what a lovely place to spend some time (though I confess I scrolled real FAST past the desserts, for fear of inadvertently adding a few unwanted pounds, hee-hee!!)

  9. The colorful and whimsical look of Alsace is a nice visualization of the concept of *emergence*.  The whole culture (Alsatian) has properties one would not expect after just looking at the parts (French & German).  Hooray for the bright colors and the bubble bear!

    • Yes, the US suffers from hum-drum-houses much more than the more charming UK. Everything beige, on cream, on beige. Did you know I once got in trouble from a homeowners association because my front garden flowers were too numerous and too colorful!

  10. Was für wundervolle Fotos, liebe Cindy!
    In Ribeauville war ich auch einige Mal – es ist einer der schönsten Orte, die ich je gesehen hab.
    … ist aber inzwischen lange her.
    Alles Liebe,
    Michael

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Travelled this area as a young girl of 17 and loved them. I have to go back!!!Thank you for fantastique photos.

    • Porto is crowded with tourists, even off season, and I think the locals are a bit tired of it. I don’t blame them. Other parts of Portugal like Aveiro and the smaller towns are incredibly beautiful, uncrowded, and you will feel very welcomed in these charming towns.

  12. What an amazing place! It really would look quite old fashioned if it wasn’t for the occasional car in the background and the type of photographs taken of this place. Thank you for posting about it. It is a great place to learn about.

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