Review on Les Remparts de Riquewihr Apartment, France

We had booked this self-catering studio apartment for three days in Riquewihr. With 35 qm and two adults, this was a perfect choice. Although it is located in the middle of the town, on main street, Rue du Général de Gaulle, the apartment is beautifully insulated against any noise from the street.

I’m a kitchen person, so this is usually the first place of interest to me. It had all the amenities we needed – toaster, coffeemaker, and more.

We actually had brought some wine from Germany, because we arrived on late Sunday afternoon and we were not sure about any shops being opened nearby. We learned most shops are open seven days a week and we had our grocer right across the street. This apartment is in a very convenient location.

kitchen

The sleeping area is very comfortable and leaves enough room on either side. The window also offers an interesting view onto a backyard (see below).

bed corner

sitting corner

The bathroom had one feature I disliked. More than half of the tub’s length is lined with a shower-glass protection (see the end where the towel is placed). Unfortunately, the room to climb in is quite narrow and could make for easy slips. I had to be extra careful when stepping in (I’m in my mid-fifties), but I would not advise this for much older folks, with unsteady feet.

bathroom

This apartment is on the second floor and if you don’t mind climbing two flights of creaking stairs, then this is good. Most times I tried to tiptoe up and down the stairs, to no avail. We hardly heard anyone going up and down from within the apartment, so again, it is adequately equipped even against noisy old stairs.

Room with a backyard view

Hinterhof

I can definitely recommend this apartment for a short stay in Riquewihr. There is a lot to see and do, but three days there were just right for us. Eating out is still fairly reasonably priced and if you like wine and picnics, I’m sure you will find some quiet spots in walking distance.

Links of interest:

Riquewihr Alsace Vacation Rentals: http://i-love-riquewihr.com/ (ours was the Sylvaner-Studio)

Jean-Paul Krebs (landlord and general manager) has this blog: http://best-of-upper-rhine.com/new-luxury-holiday-apartments-in-riquewihr/

I do not obtain any free services or products in exchange for promoting anything here. This is just to let you know about things I’ve learned that has made travel better, more comfortable, and more fun.

Three Days in Riquewihr, Alsace

This is a little show-and-tell of roadsides,  restaurants, and Riquewihr impressions from our three-day visit.

There are quite a few tourists with a dog in tow. For some older dogs, it might be a bit hard to walk up and downhill on the cobble stones. This shop owner’s cat had a keg to hop on every time one of the friskier dogs came near.

cat on keg

Most amazing are the beautifully decorated shops and windows in these old and well preserved houses.

Grocer's shop window, Riquewihr

This was taken on Sunday evening with the weekend making it a busier place.

Riquewihr

We had looked online at rental places outside the medieval part of town as well, and so we took a little stroll to see where some of the other lodgings are located.

View onto Riquewihr

We ended up with a very nice studio apartment on main street, rue du Général-de-Gaulle. More about that in a different post.

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