For your next holiday in Alsace, we’re transporting you to the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire (Land of Art and History) that is Guebwiller.
This escape includes mountains, cultural discoveries on the Route Romane (Romanesque Road) and gastronomic delights on the Route des Vins d’Alsace (Alsace Wine Route). There’s something for culture seekers to see, eat and drink. Let’s start with what you’ll see, because this valley, nicknamed the Florival (valley of flowers), contains some remarkable historical remains within its mountainous landscape, including the Murbach Abbey, the Collegiate Church of Saint-Michel de Lautenbach and Thierenbach Basilica. Next up, what to eat. Because the farmhouse inns of the Hautes-Vosges always prepare a local marcaire (add italics) meal, favoured by cheese farmers of yesteryear. This workers’ food is substantial, to say the least, and includes a covered pastry tart or pie, smoked pork and 'roïgabrageldi' (potatoes slow-cooked in a tightly covered casserole with onions and lard), Munster and white farmhouse cheese. Finally, to improve your knowledge of the area’s seven AOC Alsace Grands Crus, be sure to take a guide or audio guide along the 50kms of stone walls that separate the vineyards.
Tourism office of Guebwiller
45 rue de la république
00 33 (0)3 89 76 10 63