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Europe » France » Alsace » Kaysersberg July 17th 2016

We came to Alsace yesterday after a few days in Paris. Our stay there coincided with the full flowering of a cold I caught in Norway, so I was rather inactive, although I did manage to see Monet's huge, magnificent paintings of the lily ponds in his gardens at Giverny, which are hung in specially-designed rooms at the Orangerie. The building was being renovated for decades and, of the many times I've visited Paris, this is the first chance I had to see them. They probably helped me banish the cold! Today we started our hike into the Vosges. It was a comparatively easy day: about 11 km, through vineyards and then up one side of a forested hill and down the other. Tomorrow the real fun starts: the guide book says we'll be ascending 1250 ... read more

Europe » France » Alsace » Kaysersberg June 12th 2012

After our visits to Riquewihr and Eguisheim our next port of call was going to be to a city that is called one of the most beautiful cities on the wine route. Rather smaller than what we consider a city Kaysersberg sits beneath the partially ruined fortress walls which dominate it. It is another medieval city and again predominately German. It is another one of the finest wine growing regions of Alsace and we can testify to the fine taste of the wines. Our first view of Kaysersberg was from the aire on the towns edge. I will use town rather than city as it felt tiny. The aire was full and could cater for 80 vans. Many vans were empty as their inhabitants were exploring the sights.. Other van owners were sunning themselves and reading ... read more
Kaysersberg
Kaysersberg
Kaysersberg

Europe » France » Alsace » Kaysersberg April 20th 2012

In stark contrast to the previous week, this week has been busy and fun, the highlight being my afternoon out with Lydie, my French teacher. After doing the round of cleaning at school, we headed off to the picturesque Alsacian town of Kysersberg. As we descended the road into the town, I was delighted to notice what looked like a medieval look-out tower with a stork perched in its nest on top - a real stork! This time I would definitely take a photo! It was certainly a very pretty town, typical of Alsace with its brightly coloured buildings, shuttered windows and quaint little streets. We wondered or rather huffed and puffed our way up to a medieval castle which gave a great view over the rest of the town. We then explored the rest of ... read more
Kaysersburg
Kaysersburg
Kaysersburg




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