Autumn in Dambach-la-Ville in Alsace, France

We spent three days in Dambach-la-Ville, and it made for a wonderful change of scenery.

There are some small villages with really impressive buildings. This one is asking people to donate blood (Offrez votre sang).

In that same village, an otherwise ordinary village well has a carved top.

Between villages, all you see is vineyards along the road.

Our courtyard patio with some essentials: a candle and a corkscrew

The walnuts we gathered on one of our walks.

Our last evening stroll through the village.

Our bags are packed and ready to go. Bye, bye Dambach-la-Ville.

On our next visit to Alsace, we hope to stay in the village of Barr. We came through Barr on one of our drives, and it looked just as inviting as this one.

October in Dambach-la-Ville in Alsace, France

Here are some more impressions of our third visit to the village Dambach-la-Ville in Alsace.

This group of kindergartners had just passed us, and it was really sweet to hear children’s voices say Bonjour.

We also explored the neighboring villages. Here we were not sure if we could continue driving. The sign ‘Nothalten’ was a bit confusing to me as a German. Nothalten could mean only stop in case of a Not (emergency), so we decided to turn around.

Later, we found out it was just the name of another village. 🙂

Heading to Nothalten, France

We are in vineyard heaven, and any remaining grapes are a beautiful sight to see in the October sunlight.

More color coming your way!

Autumn in Alsace

This is just the main road of a typical Alsatian village. This is Rosheim.

Rosheim in Alsace, France

Dambach-la-Ville in Alsace, France

We have just returned from our third visit to the village of Dambach-la-Ville in Alsace. Again, we rented an apartment, which is part of a farm. We had already stayed once before in this family’s farm house apartment on our first time.

After a three-hour drive from the Frankfurt area, we approach the Vosges Mountains in Alsace.

Vosges Mountain Range in France

We have the upstairs apartment in the renovated barn.

The is the view from the windows down into the courtyard. Oops, we left the gate open.

My dinner was Quiche Lorraine with red cabbage salad, a mixed salad, and radish salad.

This village takes a lot of pride in its floral decorations. Everywhere you look, there are wells filled with herbs and flowers, recycled wine kegs turned into flower pot stands, and much more.

Dambach-la-Ville, France

The most favorite ‘room’ of our stay is this stonewalled courtyard for our private use. We Germans like to call this outdoor sitting arrangement (be it a terrace, balcony, or whatever) our ‘second living room’.

The early morning sun found its way through a gap.

Food and Flora in Dambach-la-Ville

This type of glover, Oxalis triangularis (false shamrock), was in our courtyard sitting area at our vacation rental Le Cocon du Potier in Dambach-la-Ville.

False shamrock

Dambach-la-Ville and its town center is in good hands. Its residents are definitely blessed with green fingers.

In Sélestat (German: Schlettstadt), we had lunch, and I opted for the traditional Flammkuchen. What a light fare to eat.

Flammkuchen

Our hostess at Le Cocon du Potier gave us a taste of this traditional Gugelhupf (yeast based cake) one morning.

Gugelhupf

We are heading back to Dambach-la-Ville this fall for a few days – if COVID-19 lets us travel.

Vacation Rental in Dambach-la-Ville, Alsace

This summer, we spent our holiday in Dambach-la-Ville. We had been to this village once before on a three-day stay in the fall of 2019. We fell in love with it then, and decided to come back for a week this time.

Our accommodation was a renovated farmhouse on the main road in the center of the village. Our proprietors are such kind hosts, we had all the amenities one needed, and we truly enjoyed every minute there.

Here are a few pictures of the farmhouse interior.

We had the courtyard to ourselves during that time as well. I made the most of it by sitting out there in the early mornings with my coffee.

The morning light comes streaming in, and I happened to catch a local passing by.

The early mornings were also cool enough to do some quilting.

If you are interested in this place, then look for Le Cocon du Potier, 13 Rue du Maréchal Foch in Dambach-la-Ville. I can highly recommend it.