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Christmas in Alsace: 5 ideas for an unforgettable stay

1- Walk around the Christmas markets The first thing to do at Christmas in Alsace is to go around the Christmas markets! Sure, it's not the most original idea, but it's a tradition that has been a must for centuries in this part of France. Start with the very famous Strasbourg Christmas market w ...

17
Nov
2021

The Christmas market of Kaysersberg in Alsace

ruins, Kaysersberg is located ten kilometers from Colmar in what is known as the 'Land of Stars'. The Pays des Etoiles is located in the center of Alsace and includes the following localities: Colmar capital of Alsace wines, Eguisheim one of the most beautiful villages in France, Kaysersberg, Riq ...

12
Dec
2014

Tinsel and Trinkets: Mulhouse's Christmas Market

A single market in Alsace Nothing looks more like an Alsatian Christmas market than another Alsatian Christmas market... However, the city of Mulhouse has found a way to stand out by drawing inspiration from its industrial past and textile tradition. Formerly known as "les Etoffes de Noël," the M ...

30
Nov
2015

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

1- Walk in the steps of the giant Sletto Located in the extreme south of the Bas-Rhin, Sélestat is in the center of Alsace. High place of humanism, this city is rich in both culture and heritage. The easiest way to discover the city is to follow the marked route proposed by the Tourist Office. ...

02
Dec
2021

Tourism Alsace : 5 things to see in Bergheim

1- Flowers galore The commune of Bergheim located between Colmar and Sélestat in Alsace benefits from the label of towns and villages in bloom. It has won four flowers, the highest distinction in this competition. The 4-flower label was awarded to it in 1999 and has always been renewed since th ...

20
July
2022

Féerie de Noël : a shop exclusively dedicated to Christmas decorations

A 100% magical Christmas shop If you are visiting the medieval city of Riquewihr in Alsace, be sure to check out the Christmas Fair. No matter what time of year you visit, this shop like no other will immerse you in a festive atmosphere. It was after a trip to Germany in the 1990s that the Ha ...

24
Nov
2021

St. Nicholas buns or mannele: an easy recipe

gh with a clean tea towel and let rise for at least 45 minutes in a warm place. Shaping of the buns The particularity of the St. Nicholas buns in Alsace is their shape, which gives them the name mannele or mannala, 'little man'. 1- Once the dough has risen, flatten it with the palm of your ha ...

03
Dec
2021

Christmas cookies with cocoa and spices: an easy recipe

use room temperature butter so that it is a bit soft. I also used spices for this recipe that came directly from the Christmas market in Strasbourg, Alsace. Preparation of the ingredients The preparation of Christmas cookies with cocoa and spices is very simple. 1- In a large container, sift ...

23
Dec
2022

They make France shine: a program that celebrates French know-how on France 3

is expressed and their concern for excellence. The new France 3 program thus reveals itself a true ode to manual labor. A first issue dedicated to Alsace The magazine Ils font rayonner la France also wants to anchored in the regions and departments. For its launch, Thomas Isle takes us to Alsace ...

21
Feb
2023

The Tour de France: presentation and history

of the Tour de France The night stages were eliminated as early as 1905, the year in which a first relief appeared in the Tour de France, namely the Alsace balloon. In 1906, the route left for the First time the national borders by crossing the French-German border. The first crossing of the Pyre ...

05
July
2007

The Christmas market in Strasbourg: a magical event

d Advent cakes (the Bredle). A Christmas market in the purest tradition The first Christmas Markets were held in the 14th century in Germany and Alsace. In Strasbourg, the market was first held under the name of Marché de la Saint Nicolas. It was in 1570, that the 'Christkindelsmärik' rep ...

21
Nov
2007

Public Holidays: Understanding the Regulations in 5 Questions

r 11th - December 25th or Christmas Day Note: there are additional holidays in certain regions, localities, or sectors of activity. For instance, in Alsace (Good Friday and December 26th), or in the Parisian fashion sector (November 25th). Are these days off or working days? May 1st is the only day ...

25
May
2009

The Christmas markets in Colmar: a magical atmosphere

Presentation A city of art and history, Colmar is adorned with lights for the holiday season. Its exceptional architectural heritage, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, is highlighted at nightfall by a subtle play of lights. Throughout December, decorated shop windows and houses con ...

20
Nov
2009

The Christmas market of Ribeauvillé : a medieval atmosphere

A festival as in the Middle Ages Like many communes in Alsace, Ribeauvillé organizes its Christmas market every year during the month of December. But the one nicknamed the 'City of the Ménétriers' differs from the neighboring towns by immersing its visitors in a medieval atmosphere! The towe ...

11
Dec
2013

The Little Prince Park: a poetic amusement park near Mulhouse.

surprises, including: - exceptional nocturnal evenings (anniversary evening, shooting star night...). - partnerships with regional tourist sites (Ecomusée d'Alsace, Zoo de Mulhouse...). - new activities (historical tales, makeup workshops, laser tag...). On Saturday, July 20, a majestic fireworks ...

10
Apr
2014

Christmas lights: the Montbéliard Christmas market

Beautiful illuminations Every year from the end of November the city of Montbéliard is adorned with magnificent illuminations on the occasion of the well-named Christmas Lights! The emblematic monuments of the City of Princes such as the castle of the Dukes of Wurtemberg, the Halles or even the ...

17
Dec
2015

Saint Lucia: 5 things to know about this festival of lights

and, in the city of Lyon, the Festival of Lights held on December 8 is dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Immaculate Conception) and not to Saint Lucy... In Alsace, another character the 'Christkindel' wearing a white dress and a crown of light has long replaced Santa Claus! Even if this tradition ...

07
Dec
2017

The Upper Rhine Valley: a destination in the heart of Europe

er. Copyright: Baselland/Jan Geerk A region with many facets The Upper Rhine Valley brings together several Destinations worth a visit. Alsace is world famous for its half-timbered houses, churches and castles. Its craftsmanship and picturesque Villages make it a unique region in Franc ...

29
Sep
2021

Glasses without borders: the association that collects your old glasses

asses gather dust in a drawer, you can avoid this mess by donating your old glasses. The association Lunettes sans frontière based in Hirsingue in Alsace collects pairs of glasses in good condition that are no longer suitable for their owners' eyesight. So, even if your eyesight has changed, ...

04
Nov
2021

Franche-Comté: 5 good reasons to visit Montbéliard in winter

nd madder red). Copyright : Pays de Montbéliard Tourisme 4- To visit one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in France Situated at the gateway to Alsace and Germany, Montbéliard perpetuates Christmas traditions and in particular the Germanic tradition of the Christmas market. ...

10
Nov
2021