Top 10 Things to do in Ribeauville, France

December 31, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

Ribeauville in France, from Europe region, is best know for Historic Walking Areas. Discover best things to do in Ribeauville with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Ribeauville

1. La Grand-Rue

Grand Rue, Ribeauville, France
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

La Grand-Rue

Reviewed By acasasnovasg - Heathrow, Florida

Ribeauvillé la Ville...
A fantastic "Grand Rue" attractions at la Ville of Ribeauvillé Town in mythic Alsace !

Hope this lines finds its ways of doing this review right to enter the right place- as needed- in our dear TA Web site correctly....as I will love to provide the correct and most accurate info about that charming place of Ribeauvillé- La Ville to all our review readers and all travelers looking for recommendations while or traveling to that mystic Alsatian Region and its best attractions
A few days back I wrote a review just for Riquewihr Vieille Ville, but Riquewihr even thought is an almost twin-town to Ribeauvillé...are both very different towns and-both- are rated among the most beautiful villages not only in Alsace, but in France as they are highly included in the list of...
"Les plus Beau Villages de la France"
Both towns are #perfectpostcardvillages that we had enjoyed visiting a couple of times over the years, but as professional architect and art lover it is always fascinating to admire-once more time- its very well preserved wooden houses and the unique character of these historic villages. Regardless its "touristy" character, they had preserved an atmosphere that is truly Alsatian.
When we planned our last September-October cherished Gastrotour de la France, all our schedule revolved around availability in our dearest "L'Auberge de L'Ill" at Ilhausern, nearby Ribeauvillé, east les Vosges Mountains and Forests, in that magical Alsace region.
Those are places that myself, as professional architect and art lover, find that holds a great-special combination of history, culture, scenic views and wines, that makes them two of the most delightful places to visit in all Alsatian region
I founded that both villages are rather different in character; Riquewihr being more "Medieval like fortress town" and la Ville of Ribeauvillé having a more opened architectural layout in its Ville semi-pedestrian streets and having more commercial live on its fantastic attraction of main street-"La Grand Rue"- than its nearby twin town of Riquewihr
Taking advantage of that lively attractive commercial offers, our wives (we were there with my son Anton and his wife) spent more time than we originally programmed there buying beautiful hats, fine-typical-french tablecloths (very-very nice) and other souvenirs...on that I'm Quilty (as well) for buying a nice Stetson hat to be used in our wines routes de la France trip.
Besides those nice stores; they even had an attractive "Teddy Bear", posing in a window (see pics) with bubbles and everything, on main street
Besides our souvenirs times we found "Patisserie Gilg", which seems to be not only well known and highly after-saw, but a fantastic one and my wife couldn't resists to try their classic recipes...forgetting, at that moment, our 7:30 pm Reservations at none other that "L'Auberge de L'Il"...the prettiest set restaurant of the world and its 3 Michelin stars
Ribeauvillé's Grand Rue, as centre of attraction of La Ville itself, is a fantastic
picturesque area, not only for its olde-nice colored wooding constructions, but, on top of the village you can see-from below- those several olde Castles...which merit more time to be visited by themselves.
All in all...if you are planning to visit Alsace; besides Riquewihr and Colmar attractions, la Grand Rue at La Ville of Ribeauvillé is a MUST that you can't miss...
...or you will regret it !

2. NaturoparC - Hunawihr

Route de Ribeauville, 68150 Hunawihr, France +33 3 89 73 72 62
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 636 reviews

NaturoparC - Hunawihr

Open from March 24th. to Novembre 4th. 2018 More details on our website Since its opening in 1976, NaturOparC is involved in the conservation of local threatened species... Listen to the free white storks colony, dive with the european otters underwater, discover the common Hamster... Many animals you couls approach during a pleasant stroll around a 5ha wildlife park in the heart of the alsacian vineyard... Do not miss the swimming and fishing techniques shown by the aquatic animals in a transparent pool each afternoon ! Throughout the walk enjoy many other facilities as the aquatic-tunnel, the fresh-water Aquariums and its tactil'pool, the labyrinth of the 5 senses the 7m high Observatory and many aquatic species living in the park...

Reviewed By juhlemann - Saint Louis, Missouri

This turned out to be even more interesting than their web site presented. Our grandchildren loved it, but in addition it gobs of information about storks, otters, and other creatures, the whole place is a wonderfully and beautifully planted wet land with ponds, boardwalks above the wetlands, a woods-like collection of willow trees and a massive treehouse. Its location on the road between two of the most beautiful villages in Alsace makes it great for a half day excursion.

3. Vieille Ville

Vieille Ville, Riquewihr, France +33 3 89 47 92 56
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Vieille Ville

Reviewed By CJTravelerTexas - Bryan, Texas

The little village of Riquewihr, not far from the Rhine River, is a wonderful place to take photographs, with its brightly colored historic buildings. We found the merchants there to be friendly and accommodating. One thing we found strange was that when we visited there on a Sunday morning, both the Protestant Church and the Catholic Church were locked.

4. Vin d'Alsace HORCHER

8 rue du Vignoble, 68630 Mittelwihr, France +33 3 89 47 93 26
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 186 reviews

Vin d'Alsace HORCHER

A Family's passion, an Explosion of Flavours!In the heart of Alsace surrounded by vineyards our family invites you to experience the fruit of our passion. In a generous and friendly atmosphere, let us share our know-how with you. The wine produced in our wine cave comes from vines that are grown in keeping with the indications specific to each type of terroir and grown following family tradition.

Reviewed By super_peanut - Longueuil, Canada

We are overwhelmed by the hospitality of the Horcher family - Alfred Hubert, Thomas et Lise. Thomas patiently led us through the tasting of 18 different variety of the family white wine production, interesting! Lise showed us "must see" places in the area and where to get their wine in our country. And their wine ..... Mmm! François thanks you.

5. Maison Marcel Deiss

15 route du Vin, 68750 Bergheim, France +33 3 89 73 63 37
Excellent
77%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Maison Marcel Deiss

Domaine Marcel DEISS is located in Bergheim, a small village nestling in the heart of the wine region of Alsace, equidistant from the northern and southern boundaries of the region. Current winemaker Jean-Michel DEISS was born into a long-established family of wine growers, living at Bergheim since 1744.Managed today by Jean-Michel DEISS, the domaine consists of 26 hectares (52 acres) of hillside vineyards spread over 9 communes and approximately 20 kilometers .The extreme variation in conditions of production at the domaine have led Jean-Michel DEISS to seek to express in each wine the three factors that make a wine complete : the grape variety, the vintage and the terroir.The greater the wine, the more the gustatory characteristics linked to the soil take the place of the typicity linked to grape variety or vintage.When speaking of terroir, the following have to be taken into consideration : geology, pedology, climate and microclimate, technical exploitation of the character of the soil, microfauna and flor, and the traditional methods and techniques used to produce wines. The wine shop is open from 9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00 from monday to friday. Saturday from 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00 The estate is closed on saturday on Jannuary, Frbruary and march. For a tasting, better to take appointment. In any case no tasting would start after 11.00 on the morning and 17.00 on the afternoon. The tasting cost 15€/pax which will be deduced from purchases over 50€/pax.

Reviewed By LolTot - Winchester

If your love warm, nice and charming welcome, don't go to the Maison Marcel Deiss. Not only you have to pay 15 euros for a degustation (reimbursed if you buy at least 50 euros of wines), but if you haven't booked a tasting in advance, you won't be allowed to go through for a degustation. The tone used was not nice at all. We were ready to taste and buy quite a lot of wine, which we did in another house which was wonderful. Some people have definitely understood nothing about doing business.

6. Chateau Girsberg

Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Chateau Girsberg

Reviewed By beanspotpgh

a bottle of wine, cheese, bread and meats as we look over the beautiful town of Ribeauville. It's a steep hike of about 45 minutes, lots of places to rest if required and every view more beautiful. most guides in French in town so recommend doing a little research on Castles online beforehand. we took our little one in a carrier and it was absolutely perfect, even fell asleep on the way down.

7. Jardin des Papillons

Route Ribeauville, 68150 Hunawihr, France +33 3 89 73 33 33
Excellent
31%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 364 reviews

Jardin des Papillons

Butterflies, hundreds of astonishing xotic butterflies, living in complete liberty, a delight for the eyes, a treal for any tourist. Come meander through our unique greenhouse in Hunawihr, located between the picturesque villages of Ribeauville and Riquewihr. Discover for yourself the secret and fascinating life of the butterflies. Open from 1st april to 1st november from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (5:00 pm in october and november).

Reviewed By Aleksander22 - Tallinn

This is the biggest park of butterflies we have visited so far and they have much more of these beautiful animals than the parks in Germany.

8. Dolder Tower

Rue General de Gaulle, 68340 Riquewihr, France
Excellent
44%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Dolder Tower

Reviewed By Ulysses S - Singapore, Singapore

This beautiful watchtower is a highlight of the picturesque town of Riquewihr and dominates its skyline. Set on one end of the old town, it is a good starting point to explore the old town. Though we didn't have time to go up the tower, I can imagine the nice views it must offer.

9. Saint-Ulrich Castle

68150 Ribeauville, France +33 3 89 73 23 23
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Saint-Ulrich Castle

Reviewed By bobbleEngland - england

There is a nice circular walk to the three Castles behind Ribeauville. This is one of the trio. There isn't a great deal to see in terms of castle action (go to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg for that) but it provides a nice, interesting focal point for a lovely, occasionally strenuous, walk of about 2 hours long

10. Hugel et Fils

3 rue de la 1ere Armee, 68340 Riquewihr, France +33 3 89 47 92 15
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Hugel et Fils

Reviewed By Avi P

This is a tasting spot in the middle of Riquewihr, on the Alsace wine route.
Hugel makes white wines and this is a tasting spot (not a winery). They do not sell the tasting - they offer free tasting of all the various wines. The wines are so good that you will end up purchasing at least a bottle or two.
I recommend the Pinot Gris - it is exceptional. The Riesling was also excellent.

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