Kimaro, near Colmery, is a gorgeously rustic little farmhouse hidden away in some of Burgundy, France’s loveliest countryside. The self catering cottage date back to the 19th century and though it is been fully renovated and very well equipped, it still oozes old style charm, and is tastefully and stylishly furnished throughout. The farmland around is idyllic; with woodland, meadow fields and orchards where a great assortment of things are grown; pears, plums, cherries, grapes, figs, hazelnuts, blackberries, raspberries Read more [...]
Le Clos Saint-Vincent is an elegant, upscale spa & winery hotel just outside the charming town of Ribeauvillé in France’s Alsace region. It makes for a great base to explore the Alsace wine route and can organize all sorts of wine tourism activities for guests. It also has a superb location on a hillside surrounded by vineyards and with lovely views over the town and the valley below.
The individually decorated rooms & suites are all spacious, with en suite bathroom and flat-screen TV, and some come with a balcony or terrace with views over the garden or vineyards.
There is an excellent restaurant at Le Clos too, with a great selection of local wines to be sampled alongside plenty of wholesome traditional French food. Guests can dine in the indoor dining room or weather permitting on the terrace outside.
There is also a gym at the property, a wellness centre with massage facilities, a sauna and a hot tub, and an indoor swimming pool.
Roughly half-way between Strasbourg and Mulhouse, (about 45 minutes from each) and right on the Alsace wine route, Ribeauvillé is a charming medieval town at the foot of the Vosges Mountains. It has a rich past and some very atmospheric, flower filled streets and squares with many classic Alsatian half timbered houses, as well as lots of cafes, restaurants and wine shops.
Overlooking the town on a nearby hillside are the ruins of the Three Castles of the Lords of Ribeaupierre. They were built starting from the 11th century through to medieval times and have a mixture of architectural styles; Romanesque, Gothic and Early Renaissance.
Though mainly in ruins they are still an impressive sight and the location is stunning, if you climb to the top of the largest of the three; Haut-Ribeaupierre castle you can have some incredible views, even over as far as the Black Forest in Germany. The hill, and the castles can be accessed by well worn pathways that lead directly from the town.
The larger border town of Colmar is another nice day out and just 15km away. It too is a picture perfect place with cobblestone streets, canals and more of those half timbered houses decorated in summer with an abundance of flowers. And, in its main square, Place de la Cathédrale, it has the famous 13th-century Gothic church, Eglise Saint-Martin.
Of course vineyards are in huge abundance in the surrounding area, and right outside Le Clos Saint-Vincent, and you can organize all sorts of wine tours from the hotel.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Beautiful location in the vineyards above one of the prettiest villages in Alsace. Friendly and efficient staff, very good food, nice wine list…”
“My husband and I loved this property. It is situated on a hill above the town of Ribeauville, France. The setting is idyllic….it is surrounded by vineyards and the view over the surrounding countryside (dotted with some of the most wonderful towns in the Alsace-Lorraine area of France) is stunning…”
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- Laundry Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Hot Tub