Ribeauvillé in Alsace
The first time I went to Ribeauvillé I was a teenager. I have stayed several weekends there and I have enjoyed discovering this town.
After so many years it has not changed and is still so picturesque.
Ribeauvillé is situated on the route des Vins d'Alsace (Alsace wine route), so is surrounded by vineyards and has castles just above it. The town has kept old houses from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The main street is full of small shops of all sorts. Of course some are offering souvenirs for tourists but there are also common shops to go to during your daily life.
In spite of many trips to Alsace I am still surprised by the colours of houses. It makes the town very lively.
A walk in April in Ribeauvillé was a good idea as it was not crowded. And the restaurant at lunch time offered good Alsatian food. No regret on this day, only happiness.