Dambach-la-Ville, a beautifully quiet town in the Alsace

Between Strasbourg and Colmar, there are quite a few pretty little towns and villages. On our way to Dambach-la-Ville, we stopped in Obernai, which was roaming with visitors on that Saturday afternoon. We did not stay very long.

A fountain dressed in yellow flowers caught our eyes in Obernai.

Obernai

Dambach-la-Ville is known for its quality wines, and lies on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains with a population of around 2200. Its finest wine is the Alsacian Grand Cru.

The first thing we looked for though was our abode, a renovated barn, which we had rented for the weekend.

This barn has been turned into an upstairs-apartment (on the right), and it was perfect for us.

When we weren’t walking around the town, vineyards, or exploring restaurants, we enjoyed spending our time in the inner courtyard.

This is a very clean little town, and its residents take a lot of pride in it.

We explored our neighborhood while it was getting dark already. This is just one of the many roads leading to church.

Dambach-la-Ville in the Alsace

The yellow containers are used for the grape harvest.

We found a restaurant by the town square, where my husband enjoyed a good meal of Schweinebäckchen (pork cheeks). I stuck to wine tasting.

Strasbourg in late September

On our way to the village Dambach-la-ville in the Alsace, we stopped in Strasbourg for the flea market and a bite to eat.

Ill River Strasbourg
Organ grinder
Strasbourg Cathedral

A quiet corner belonging to some private property – amidst thousands of tourists streaming by.

We had a to-go lunch sitting on a bench by the river Ill, and watched swans and party boats drifting by.

Vending Machines with Oysters to Go in Normandy

We had just made a short stop at the supermarket, when we saw this vending machine as we were pulling out of the parking lot. This was worth taking a second stop for a closer look.

Oysters to go

There are cubicles for every need. Only need a lemon and an oyster knife? Choose#40 at € 3.

Comfort food at your convenience. The French are good at that.

Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery located in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. It honors American troops, who died in Europe during World War II.

We heard many different languages spoken there.

Bayeux in Normandy

From our home base in Chettehou, we got to visit small villages, big cathedrals, empty beaches, and full restaurants.

Here we are in the city of Bayeux to pay a visit to the famous Bayeux Tapestry at the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

Bayeux Cathedral

It is a beautiful town, and also quite touristy with many gift shops, cafés, and restaurants.

Next is my favorite part of the day – exploring dinner choices. Here I had green asparagus with salmon and mushrooms in a creamy sauce.

We had dinner at the Hotel Restaurant La Chaumiere in Chettehou. This is an excellent place to have dinner, I can highly recommend it. Calling ahead for reservations is also recommended (Tel: 02 33 54 14 94, siret/location code: 408 581 098 00022 APE 551A)

Hotel Restaurant La Chaumiere in Chettehou

Before we went to dinner, we also visited the Normandy American Cemetery, located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. I will share some photos from there in my next post.

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