Éguisheim, the birthplace of the Alsatian vineyards in the Upper Rhine, is an ancient fortified village with 1850 inhabitants. It is comprised of 339 hectares of plots with a particularly rich heritage, nestling between various small valleys with vines growing along the hillsides.
Strategically located between Colmar, Strasbourg, Fribourg and Basel, this typically Alsatian winegrowing village is today internationally renowned for its ramparts, its picturesque narrow streets, its fountains, its flower-decked half-timbered houses,
its Gothic church and for having been the birthplace of Pope Leo IX.
The village’s Romanesque charm and its sumptuous architectural heritage make this a “must-see” attraction during your visit to Alsace ! Guided tours are available all year round and the gourmet restaurant “Le Vieux Porche” will be delighted to welcome you for a meal prepared by our chef, who has been awarded the “chef d’Alsace” quality label.
Like something straight out of a picture postcard, and situated on the Alsatian wine route, the region is very proud of the international charm and reputation of this mediaeval village. Indeed, Éguisheim is a “Village in Bloom” located between the castles and vineyards. Here, you’ll find no shortage of half-timbered houses, attractive flower beds, fountains and steep narrow streets, gourmet restaurants, cheerful villagers with strong Alsatian accents and experts in Alsace’s finest wines, its grands crus.
Éguisheim has been a member of the Plus Beaux Villages association (France’s finest villages) since 2003. It should come as no surprise then to learn that in 2013 the village was voted as “France’s favourite village” (it’s also Alsace’s favourite village!)
and Eguisheim was also voted as Europe’s finest village in bloom in 2006!
This fairy-tale village is a great place to live, to eat and to stroll !DISCOVER THE ALSATIAN VILLAGE OF ÉGUISHEIM