$174 / night
Total guests, Nights

A stunning view on the vineyards - FOX & GRAPES **** – Home 2316621 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

A stunning view on the vineyards - FOX & GRAPES **** – Home 2316621

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet Friendly

Description from manager


The "Fox & the Grapes" is aptly named. The famous Fox has always been around Riquewihr, on the paths on the edge of forests and vineyards. In the French classical literature there is a famous fable by Jean de la Fontaine called the Fox and the Grapes.

The nod to the fable is even easier than this charming apartment, romantic and comfortable to perfection, has a great location, on the first floor of our big Renaissance house on the ramparts of the year 1291, with stunning views over the famous Grand Cru vineyards of Schoenenbourg. This holiday apartment (gite) is ideal for a stay in Riquewihr, in any season, especially for those interested in wine and vine work. In fall, you will have front row seats for the harvest!

Thanks to its west and north direction, the apartment has both a good light (sun in the afternoon) and a remarkable natural air conditioning, particularly pleasant in summer. The outer wall of the lounge and the bedroom is none other than the fortified rampart built in the year 1291! This is where the defence walkway passed. Thus, at a time when responsible people are worrying about energy savings, it seemed quite unnecessary to install air conditioning. In winter, well protected behind its thick walls, this apartment retains its warmth, in a particularly pleasant manner.

Decorated with a palette of pastel colors combining pink, green and beige, the gite "Fox and the Grapes" offers harmonious spaces, perfect even for extended stays.

The kitchenette is fully equipped: fridge / freezer, microwave oven, induction cooker and oven, dish washer, washing machine and dryer! Of course, all the utensils needed are there, including everything necessary to prepare a good breakfast: toaster, coffee maker, Nespresso coffee machine ...

Just behind a old timbered opening onto the lounge is the dining area: simply reach out to catch the toast! On the other side, a small bar area allows him (or she) who is not allowed into the kitchen to continue the conversation with the master chef while enjoying a delicious wine from Alsace!

In the lounge, an elegant sofa invites to relax before the flat-screen TV while keeping an eye on the vineyard. After a busy day of sightseeing and excursions, the bedroom, romantic and luxurious, offers a very comfortable queen size bed. A charming bathroom with shower completes the cozy bedroom.

Old timber, wall paneling and solid oak flooring create a warm atmosphere and help make this lovely apartment a place to stay in any season.

And do not forget. Watch out: from your windows, it is not uncommon to see the Fox sneaking between the vines!

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Alsace is in eastern France on the Rhine River border with Germany. The Lonely Planet guides voted Alsace first among the top ten regions to be discovered in the world. Alsace is unquestionably spectacularly beautiful. 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 Riquewihr is certainly the prettiest village in Alsace and certainly the jewel in the crown of the Alsace wine route - famous for the great Alsace wines produced here - the village looks today exactly as it did in the 16th Century. Riquewihr is a wonderful and romantic little medieval city hidden between the Vosges mountains and some of the most famous vineyards in Alsace.

Interaction with guest

Our house manager will greet you upon arrival and show you the apartment. She will give you her mobile phone number and will be available for you for any request during your stay (daytime 09:00-11:00 and 15:00-18:30). Upon arrival you will receive a personal file with suggestions and practical info about what to do and what to see in the area.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

One dog welcome after prior notice. EUR 8 / night to be paid upon arrival.
Sorry no cat.
Tourist tax of EUR 2 / person / night is not included and will have to be paid upon arrival.


About the manager

Martine And Jean Paul

Tourist License

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Calendar last updated:
20 May 2022
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Languages spoken: English, French, German





12 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 12 Oct 2014

Nous avons été enchantés par notre location le Renard et Raisins. L'accueil de Valérie, la décoration, les petites attentions, le côté pratique et … More

“Charming Property in Charming Medieval Village”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2014

This property even outdoes the impressive presentation on their website. I stayed for one week during a 10 week self-drive tour of France and it ranks at the top of the list of my stays. All the facil… More

“Appartement de rêve”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2013

Magnifique appartement très confortable situé dans les remparts de Riquewhir. L'endroit était tranquille et nous avions une vue imprenable sur les vignobles. Situation id&ea… More

“Wonderful stay in Alsace!”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2013

We loved our stay in this beautiful little "gite"! But most of all, we loved the manager there, Valerie. During our stay in Riquewihr, we were involved in an auto accident. Fortunately, n… More

Response from the manager We are so pleased to hear that Valérie, our house manager, could help you with all that unpleasant procedure following your accident. We are trying our best to provide good accommodation but also to ease the stay and daily experience of our guests whenever it is possible. Welcome back anytime!

“nice stay in riquiwiehr”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2013

The little apartment in Requiwiiehr is imacculate and well suited for a stay in the quaint medieval village. We enjoyed the living space and the kitchen. Valerie was wonderful and a big help to us w… More

Response from the manager Thank you for staying with us! The Fox and Grapes apartment is facing the most famous vineyard of the village. An interesting observation point when the harvest time is coming. Welcome back anytime!

“Fairy tale place to stay”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2013

We found these apartments by chance whilst looking for holiday ideas in Eastern France. We decided to book as we had been recommended a visit to the alsace. We were not disappointed from the initial b… More

“We felt that we were at home in the village.”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2013

The personal welcome made us immediately feel at home. Our apartment was superbly renovated and bridged the medieval and the modern. The location allowed us to walk and explore the village and its bea… More


Reviewed 26 Apr 2013

If you enjoy Four Seasons or Fairmont hotels you are going to love the Fox and the Grapes. Impeccable accommodation. Quiet, luminous, serene view. Attention to details, perfect location. Yes perfect… More

“great place to stay in Riquewihr”

Reviewed 17 Jan 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this Gite and the hospitality from the Krebs and our on-site greeter, Valerie. The little suite was really lovely and elegantly decked out. It was very convenient- r… More

“Fox in The Grapes”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2012

My husband and I spent a week in the village of Riquewihr at the beautiful apartment Fox in The Grapes. Valerie met us, got us settled in and showed us to a fantastic restaurant just down the road as … More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

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If the property manager agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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