Tag Archives: Alsace

À quelque chose malheur est bon

Today’s outing was to the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, near Sélestat in Alsace. It’s a perfect example of the tug-of-war that has gone on over this region for centuries. Its foundations date to the 9th century, but it really got going … Continue reading

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Amuse bouche

Today I went to Riquewihr, not far from Colmar.  It’s featured in a book of One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns in France. Being a list making type of person, I indeed made a list of towns that struck … Continue reading

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Petit à petit l’oiseau fait son nid

One of my favorite French towns is Strasbourg in Alsace. In addition to charming timbered houses and canals, Strasbourg is famous for its stork population. Storks have long been an Alsatian symbol. The giant birds were becoming endangered, however, so … Continue reading

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