Today I wanted to show you another of my favorite villages nearby.
We were out and about a few weeks back and Frenchie proposed a trip over to Ribeauvillé.
I had no problem going along with that idea!
Ribeauvillé is a very old and very picturesque village dating back to at least the 8th century.
It was the home of bishops and lords, the stuff of fairy tales! It is nestled among the vineyards and there are several notable wine makers who reside in the village.
It is always full of tourists and the village thrives on their business.
I can well see why. It is worth the visit.
The houses are charming...
and there are lots of interesting little shops to visit.
We entered the village through tiny winding streets....
and happened upon a horse and wagon!
The day we visited we arrived a bit late for a meal. In France if you don't eat at lunchtime you are out of luck until dinner time. All the restaurants quit serving and you have to search for a place that might have something quick. We lucked upon a bakery that was willing to make a tarte flambée for us. I think it was probably one of the best I have had. The secret to a good tarte flambée is the crisp light crust with slightly browned edges, sometimes even burnt! No one gives the edges a second thought seeing as they are baked in a wood burning oven.
After our satisfying treat we took the scenic route home, wandering through many a vineyard
with castles nestled up on the slopes
and sleepy villages dotting the landscape.
All in all it was a wonderful trip.
I grow to love this land more and more every day. Life is simple here and gazing on this beautiful landscape brings me peace.
I hope you enjoyed another little taste of France today, hope to visit with you more soon!