Au Bois le Sire
Travel Blogs from Orbey
... Also on the tour was a lovely couple from Seattle and a woman from Japan. Jean-Claude was incredibly charming, and even made information about wheat and corn production in the Alsace Region seem interesting. Plus he sounded like a combination of Inspector Clouseau and the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show. Just a delight. Not only is this area known for its white wines, it also boasts medieval castles and towns bursting with geranium window boxes and half timbered buildings ...
... much cooler, and in chatting with other tourists, we discovered it has been raining on and off for a week. After the heat of Arles and Lyon, the coolness is actually quite nice, particularly at night. The man running the carousel in the local park indicated that his business relies on sunny weather, although between tourists and school groups he seems pretty busy, and with his side ventures in ...
... year old boy, non? Well, it is out of the rain, has free luggage storage, and a wonderful restaurant for lunch, so away we went. Thomas tolerated it for a while and then with the help of this iPad, he was able to amuse himself as Lance and I enjoyed the collection. It is an impressive museum and gallery, and the rain had finished by the time we were due to make our way to the ...
... town. The tarte flambees are still wonderful. We took Liz, Jan, Dirk & David to visit the massive War cemetery that we had stumbled on during our previous visit and couldn't resist the temptation of the wine degustations in Bennwihr. Rod loves the Gewurztraminers! We stocked up on the local specialities and bought plenty of souvenirs in gorgeous village of Riquewihr. It is nice to be back in France and we can't wait for our week in Burgundy!!
... just outside the city. The city centre is completely surrounded by canals so there plenty of tourist boats and people to fill them. It has more ABCs than Adelaide and they are huge. We finally got a few showers of rain which sort of put a bit of a dampener on our sight-seeing activities. However we've probably seen enough for this visit. Indian (food that is) for dinner. The best Indian food we've tasted has been in France - Paris ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center