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!TripAdvisor property ID 2316621...Read more
Fox and Grapes - A stunning view on the vineyards Riquewihr, Alsace-Lorraine, France
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In a beautiful national heritage house (a former winery, completely restored) built in 1580 on the medieval ramparts of Riquewihr, one of the prettiest villages in France. The property is facing the famous Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard producing some of the best wine in Alsace.
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City vacations, Mountain nearby
Nearest airport: Basel, 50 miles Nearest train station: Colmar, 8 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 10/12/2014 for a stay in October 2014 | Bri CReviewed Oct 12, 2014Stayed 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 fonctionnel, la literie moelleuse, la vue sur les vignes, le wifi, la télé et tout cela à 1 minute du centre de cette superbe ville médiévale qu'est Riquewihr. Un bien-être absolu. A recommander vivement.
Left on 10/03/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 3, 2013Stayed Jul 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 booking process which was easy and the website very informative to our arrival. Valerie was very helpful and informative. The apartment was ' Perfect' extremely clean and very well equipped. The view was lovely for our window we had views of the vineyards. We did not have air-conditioning and benefitted from a cooling breeze however a fan would have been useful at night. The location was very central although was surprisingly quiet. We loved Riquewihr and all it has to offer but also liked venturing out to some of the surrounding villages which seemed a little less touristy! We would not hesitate to recommend this place to stay and would love to return. I suppose the only thing with an apartment is no outside space but if you know when you book it's your choice and these apartments more than make up for that also some do have a balcony.
Left on 10/03/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Jean & RobinReviewed Oct 3, 2013Stayed Sep 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 beautiful environs, without recourse to a car. We enjoyed all that our apartment and the village offered, and allowed us the choice of dining in or out. We would have stayed longer if our itinerary had allowed, and dream of returning one day.
Left on 01/17/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 17, 2013Stayed 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- right within the old walls of the city, and the view over the vineyards was delightful to gaze out over.
The rooms have been developed in a very high-quality way, with modern appliances and fixtures throughout that are perfectly integrated into the restored structure. The room stayed toasty at night, even though it was freezing while we were there.
This is a tremendous value. You can use it as a luxury suite and dine out, or take advantage of the fully-appointed kitchen and washer-dryer to cocoon in your private space.
Left on 11/03/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Carol and JerryReviewed Nov 3, 2012Stayed Sep 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 we were starving. The apartment had a full kitchen so we were able to cook our meals and prepare lunches to take on our excursions. We had a view of the grapevines from our apartment and watched the workers as they prepared for harvest. The apartment was perfect. We were able to do laundry, cook, relax and use Riquewhir as base to visit many other locations in the beautiful alsace region of France. We were within walking distance of hiking in the hills and right on the edge of the village. Valerie was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. We had a wonderful time here and would come back again.
“Riquewihr,a great location for touring in alsace.”
Left on 03/25/2012 for a stay in September 2011 | Jim/SilReviewed Mar 25, 2012Stayed Sep 2011
Our stay in Riquewihr at the Fox & Grape apartment was the highlight of our visit to alsace. The apartment is located in the village centre convenient to all amenities, restaurants , bakery etc.
We delighted in walking around the corner every morning to buy a fresh baquette to take home for breakfast and there is a wonderful choice of excellent restaurants in the village.
After our daily tours around the Wine Route we looked forward to returning to
Riquewihr for a glass of wine and relaxing in our cozy apartment with a great view overlooking the vineyards
The Fox & Grape is quiet ,comfortable,clean and well equipped and the secure parking area is very close by.
We enjoyed meeting Jean-Paul and Martine who were extremely helpful and knowledgeable hosts.
On our next vacation in alsace, we will most certainly stay at Les Remparts .
When we return to alsace we most certainly
Jean-Paul & Martine are excellent and very helpful hosts
Our holiday homes are rented by the week during the high season (April-October and December). Our best rates are therefore available for stays of 1 week and more. Shorter stays are possible when planning opportunities exist and/or when the requested dates come exactly before or after an existing booking (see availability on our website www.i-love-riquewihr.com).
Arrival and departure dates are flexible but should not generate gaps of 1 or 2 nights that we could not rent anymore.
Thank you for your kind understanding.
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