Les Remparts de Riquewihr****
15 Gîtes d'exception en Alsace - 15 Elegant vacation rentals in Alsace - 15 Traum Ferienwohnungen im Elsass

Les Remparts de Riquewihr****15 Gîtes d'exception en Alsace - 15 Elegant vacation rentals in Alsace - 15 Traum Ferienwohnungen im Elsass
In Riquewihr, a picturesque medieval village in Alsace, our self catering apartments and gites are located in historical National Heritage houses but offer all modern comfort in a charming environment. Here the beautiful living area of the White Stork gite.
Riquewihr in Alsace is without any doubt one of the most beautiful villages in France. Stay in one of our charming self catering apartments (in France we say gite) and the colourful half timbered houses of Riquewihr will become part of your environment!
Riquewihr and the city wall of 1500. Three of our romantic holiday apartments are part of the medieval ramparts. See the roofs underneath the medieval Dolder tower. In the background, the Schoenenburg, a world famous vineyard.
The upper part of the main street of Riquewihr with its famous medieval Dolder tower. Our holiday rental apartments (gites) are all within short walking distance from the tower. Riquewihr is the perfect base to explore the vineyards of Alsace but also the nearby Germany and Switzerland.
Riquewihr in Alsace is a beautiful medieval city, protected by 2 belts of ramparts. Here, 3 of our 15 vacation rentals are part of the rampart built in 1500 (see roof and attic window near the tree). A very unique spot for a very romantic holiday in Alsace!
Riquewihr is a wonderful holiday spot in all seasons. It is possible to make gorgeous walks in Winter. Riquewihr is the perfect base to enjoy the Christmas celebrations all over Alsace - End of November to beginning of January
Our vacation rental apartments (gites) in Riquewihr are very special places to stay: a perfect combination of Alsatian tradition and modern comfort. Here you see the master bedroom of the Dove's Nest, a spacious self catering house (4/5 persons).
The lounge of The Sentinel apartment. Big or small, our apartments are beautifully equipped and decorated and will offer you a comfortable rest after a busy day. Just to make your stay in Riquewihr and Alsace even more memorable!
Riquewihr is a jewel on the Alsatian wine route, nested at the bottom of the Vosges mountains and surrounded by some of the most famous vineyards in the world. Riquewihr is especially beautiful in Autumn when the vineyards and the mountain wear their golden dress.
In Riquewihr, a picturesque medieval village in Alsace, our self catering apartments and gites are located in historical National Heritage houses but offer all modern comfort in a charming environment. Here the beautiful living area of the White Stork gite.
Our gites in Alsace in one glimpse, sorted by size and level of comfort.

From the studio to the large luxury apartment: our 15 romantic gites in Alsace (14 in the historical city of Riquewihr) provide some of the best self catering holiday accommodation in Alsace. Select yours!

2 studios + 1 duplex apartment in the heart of Riquewihr: low rates, maxi charm
4 luxury gites for 2 people
4 larger apartments for 4 people + 1 apartment for up to 8 people
Charm and comfort at budget rates!
 
For 2 people
 
Romantic Studio***, In the ramparts: our smallest place but quite comfortable. For 2 persons.
Sylvaner Studio, Larger Studio in the heart of Riquewihr. For 2 persons.
 
3 up to 5 people
 
Klevner Duplex, Charming duplex apartment in the heart of Riquewihr. For 2 + 1 persons.
Muscat family apartment, Ideal for 2 adults + up to 3 children.
 
In the mountain village of La Vancelle

The Mountain Hiker, in a residential village north of Riquewihr. Calm & nature in a strategic place to visit all of Alsace.

Certainly among the finest gites in Alsace!
 
Luxury for 2 people.

The Sentinel****, Absolutely romantic. Airconditioned. For 2 persons.
The Little Wolf****, With a small balcony. Airconditioned. For 2 persons.
The Little Bear****, comfortable apartment for 2. Street level, ideal for people having problems to walk or with stairs.
The Fox and the Grapes****, Stunning views on the famous Schoenenbourg vineyard. Aircon not necessary. For 2 persons.
The White Stork*****, Stunning views + sunny terrace. Airconditioned. Definitely the best of what we have to offer for 2 persons (couple).

Need space?
 
Comfort for 4-8 people

Riesling apartment, 2 beautiful bedrooms, 1 bathroom. For 4 people.
Marco Polo apartment, our largest place. 3 bedrooms, 2,5 bathrooms. Sleeps up to 6 adults + 2 children.

Luxury for 4-6 people

Dove's Nest house****, Absolutely romantic. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Airconditioned. For 4 people maximum.
Alsatian Hart apartment*****, Stunning views, balcony. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with walk in shower, the other with jacuzzi). Airconditioned. For 4 people maximum.
The Lucky Dragon*****, spacious gite spreading over 3 levels. Independant entrance from the garden. Terrace. 4+2 people.


Our new Ramparts 1291 Property!

We renovated an old 1580 winemaker's house in Riquewihr facing the famous Schoenenbourg vineyard. 6 new luxury and outstanding gites are now available.

A collection of 6 new outstanding 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 renovation works took more than 2 years. The result is a gem!
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 4 and 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

3 of our romantic holiday gites in Riquewihr, Alsace are located in the second defence wall built in 1500

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 Winemaker's Property

5 holiday homes in Riquewihr Alsace are located in a famous wimemaker's property

A collection of 5 new holiday gites in the heart of Riquewihr.
Four apartments are located above a famous historical wine cellar. These 4 gites just came out of  renovation and decoration works.
The Marco Polo gite is a very large apartment on the opposite side of the street, in one of the most beautiful National Heritage houses in Riquewihr.

The Mountain Hiker gite, luxury holiday home in a calm and residential village in the mountain

Mountain Hiker gite in La Vancelle Alsace

La Vancelle is a beautiful residential village only 25 minutes north of Riquewihr. If calm, rest, silence and nature - while being near to all important places to see, including the Alsace wine route (only a 10 minutes drive) - are important for you during your holidays in Alsace, you should definitely have a look at our Mountain Hiker holiday home in La Vancelle.

 

Why rent a holiday home with us?
Your advantages.

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Our holiday homes in Riquewihr Alsace belong to the finest places to stay
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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.
See some comments of our English speaking guests. Click here to go to our guestbook.

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: our holiday gites are rented by the week during the high season (April-October and December). Our best rates are therefore 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.

Riquewihr, one of the prettiest villages in France

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Riquewihr in Alsace is one of the prettiest villages in France

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 2010 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.

What to do and what to see in Riquewihr and surroundings

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Riquewihr in Alsace is an excellent hub to explore all Alsace, Colmar and Strasbourg and even nearby Germany and Switzerland

The village of Riquewihr (sometimes wrongly spelled Riquewhir or Riquevir) is one of the highlights in Alsace in any season. First of all, you will discover the historical and picturesque streets of Riquewihr.
The fame of the village of Riquewihr is mainly due to its vineyards which - since the end of the Middle Age - are producing some of the best and most famous white wines in the world... The main street (rue du Général-de-Gaulle) crosses the village and will offer you a festival of gorgeous medieval houses. No, this is not a Walt Disney movie scenery! It is just reality! Left and right, smaller streets will attract you for even more surprises. Step by step you will walk uphill until you will reach the impressive Dolder tower (built in 1291) and the picturesque 'rue des Remparts'. 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. All our holiday homes (outstanding self catering accommodation) are within the medieval heart of that lovely village.

  • Locate Riquewihr (sometimes wrongly spelled Riquewhir or Riquevir) and surroundings on a map. Most of the highlights and places to visit in Alsace are within easy reach from Riquewihr.
    Click to see Alsace and our vacation rentals on a map
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  • Visit and follow our dedicated blog in English: best-of-upper-rhine.com
    Plenty of beautiful pictures, hints and tips about things to see and to do during your stay with us in Riquewihr within a radius of 90 minutes driving and spreading over 3 regions: Alsace, nearby Germany and Switzerland.

 

More about the Alsace Wine Route, Alsace wines, wine tours and wine / cooking seminars in Riquewihr

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Riquewihr in Alsace is a milestone on the Alsace wine route. More about wine seminar and tastings.

For centuries, Riquewihr produces some of the most beautiful wines of Alsace and the world. Alsace enjoys some of the lowest rainfall in France (just 400-500mm or 16-20 inches per year) and Riquewihr is right in the middle of the driest area.

A superb landscape of vineyards and wooded mountains is protecting this exceptional jewel: Riquewihr. Ramparts, rich residences and more modest medieval houses make Riquewihr the pearl of the Alsatian vineyard and one of the most visited and most beautiful villages in France. Visitors can easily explore the heart of the vineyards in Riquewihr and neighbour villages as Hunawihr, Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Kientzheim, Kaysersberg..., along one of the many wine trails.
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".

More about Riquewihr and wine tasting on the Alsace Wines route >>

We are wine lovers and enjoy excellent personal connections to some of the best local winemakers. We will of course be happy to share our best addresses with our guests.
For a romantic virtual tour in the vineyards, click here!

We are wine lovers ourselves, member of the Alsatian Wine Society - Confrérie St Etienne - and we have many winemakers friends in Riquewihr and the surrounding villages along the Alsace wine route.
We are pleased to share with our guests some valuable addresses, interesting literature and info in English so that everyone interested in discovering more about wine in Alsace and Riquewihr can find his way and build his own wine tour programme easily.
Click here to contact us.

Larger groups:
If you are looking for good winemakers to have a unique Alsace wine tasting with your larger group or private party, do not hesitate to contact us. We will put you in touch with some excellent winemakers so that your wine tasting in Alsace will be an unforgettable experience. You will taste some of the best wines of Alsace, learn a bit more about how to enjoy fully the wine and also how to match wine and food.
Click here to contact us and send us your requests, needs or ideas.

Alsace, one of the most beautiful regions of France, still to be discovered

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Alsace is one of the most beautiful regions in France, still to be discovered. Here La Petite France in Strasbourg.

The Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2010 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.

Alsace has been singled out as one of the hot regions in the world to visit by the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2010. The annual Best in Travel guide aims to give “a collection of the world’s best journeys, destinations and experiences for the year ahead” to “take travellers out of the ordinary”. One of the highlights of the guide is the Top 10 regions which brings Alsace to the forefront.

Joseph Ward, an American wine specialist writing in the Washington Post said: "Alsace is a region apart. German in appearance and character but French in spirit and fact, it has captured the best of both".

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A different trip to Riquewihr and Alsace:
your holidays in Alsace, season by season

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Riquewihr in Alsace is a beautiful destination in any season! Book a long time in advance for the Christmas markets.

The village of Riquewihr (sometimes wrongly spelled Riquewhir or Riquevir) is one of the highlights in Alsace in any season.

  • Most visitors start visiting Alsace and Riquewihr already in Spring, when the beautiful and famous vineyards are wearing their first leaves. Alsace Sporen and Alsace Schoenenbourg are the local 'Grand Cru', listed among the best wines in the world.
  • Summer is the time for families or visitors wanting to take advantage of the long daylight to explore the Alsatian countryside and the nearby Vosges mountains.
  • In Fall, harvesting the grappes is another great period, with plenty of festivals and tasting opportunities. Until beginning of November, the vineyards are wearing their golden coat!
  • End of November, second to none, we have the start of the Christmas celebrations. This period of the year is a genuine fairy tale in Riquewihr. The Christmas celebrations and Christmas markets start end of November in Alsace and take place until end of December, sometimes until beginning of January.
  • Finally, Winter - from January until end of March - is the season of traditional Alsace. Mid November, January and February offer plenty of discoveries for those who know how to look and approach closer. Riquewihr is an uncomparable base for exploring the vineyard, the picturesque mediaval villages as well as the mountains of Vosges and Alsace in any season!
    You will get cheaper rates and meet only connoisseurs. Our wine and gastronomy seminars will take place during this period.

More about the owners of les Remparts de Riquewihr

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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.

Martine et Jean-Paul Krebs have many years of experience in tourism and travellingWe 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.

Our environment
Mountain , Rural area , Village , Historical site , Remarkable environment , Vehicle not necessary 
Our facilities and services
Telephone , Internet , Wifi 
Topics and style of your holiday
Romantic , Hiking holidays , Nature first , Traditions and Culture , Gourmet , Luxury , Elegant 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: all our vacation rentals are stricktly NON SMOKING.

Well behaved children are welcome under the full responsability of the parents. Age restrictions may apply in some of our apartments. Please check descriptions. A credit card print is requested upon arrival to cover damage if any.

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Les Remparts de Riquewihr in Alsace.
13 wonderful gite apartements and one vacation house in historical setting and one of the most beautiful villages of France: Riquewihr.

Studio - groundfloor - 20m2 - 2 pers
Charming studio with large double bed (160x200) + kitchenette + private bath room (Shower + wc).
From 58.00 to 81.00 EUR / night

Studio - 2. floor - 35m2 - 2 pers
Charming and spacious studio in the heart of Riquewihr. King size bed. Possible as twin beds upon request.
From 69.00 to 89.00 EUR / night

Duplex flat - 3. floor - 55m2 - 2+1 pers
Charming holiday apartment, ideal for a family of 2 adults + 1 child.
From 73.00 to 105.00 EUR / night

Duplex flat - 3. floor - 80m2 - 
Spacious holiday apartment for 4-5 pers, ideal for a family.
From 109.00 to 149.00 EUR / night

Apartment - 2. floor - 80m2 - 
Beautiful and charming apartment. Ideal for 2-4 people (up to 2 couples in 2 separate double rooms).
From 109.00 to 159.00 EUR / night

House - groundfloor - 115m2 - 
Charming and comfortable holiday rental in Alsace. Romantic & luxury holiday accommodation.
From 139.00 to 229.00 EUR / night

Apartment - 2. floor - 95m2 - 
NEW! Romantic, spacious luxury holiday apartment with 2 beautiful bedrooms and stunning views. Balcony. For sure our most comfortable apartment for 4 people.
From 159.00 to 249.00 EUR / night

Duplex flat - 2. floor - 200m2 - 
Wonderful & very large luxury holiday apartment in a 1613 Renaissance house, in the heart of Riquewihr. With a piano.
From 159.00 to 229.00 EUR / night

Apartment - 1. floor - 85m2 - 2+1 pers
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.
From 79.00 to 129.00 EUR / night

Apartment - 1. floor - 40m2 - 2 pers
NEW! Charming, romantic and very comfortable holiday apartment with 2 small balconies. Ideal for a romantic stay in every season.
From 89.00 to 135.00 EUR / night

Apartment - 1. floor - 43m2 - 2 pers
NEW! Luxury and romantic holiday apartment for 2 people. Stunning view / famous Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard.
From 89.00 to 135.00 EUR / night

Duplex flat - 1. floor - 50m2 - 2 pers
Romantic duplex apartment. Alsatian antiques with modern comfort. For 2 persons. Lounge, kitchen and Alsatian dining area + 1 bedroom with king size bed and bath en suite
From 89.00 to 135.00 EUR / night

Apartment - 3. floor - 80m2 - 2 pers
NEW! Spectacular and romantic loft apartment with stunning views and sunny covered terrace.
From 129.00 to 185.00 EUR / night

Apartment - groundfloor - 46m2 - 2 pers
NEW! Charming apartment for 2 with a small terrace. Comfort and easy access (ground floor / garden).
From 89.00 to 135.00 EUR / night

House - garden level - 95m2 - 2+4 pers
Luxury holiday apartment with garden terrace for 2 people looking for space and comfort. An alternative to the White Sork but with 4 extra beds (1 master bedroom + 2 small bedrooms with single beds).
From 129.00 to 229.00 EUR / night