"CHRISTMAS MARKETS - MARCHES DE NOEL." Top 5 Page for this destination Alsace by breughel

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Our preferences.

We always preferred the Christmas markets of the Alsace to those of Germany.
The linguistic proximity is not the only reason. We much like the architectural style of the Alsatian villages, especially those of the wine trail, the good atmosphere, the Alsatian food (in our opinion better than that of its German neighbour) and then the very good white wines.
Among the cities it is Colmar which has our preference.
The Christmas markets of the Alsatian cities and villages most often open at the end of November to close at the end of December, but this varies from place to place.
(see: www.marche-de-noel-alsace.com )

Nous avons toujours préféré les marchés de Noël Alsaciens à ceux de l'Allemagne.
La proximité linguistique n'est pas la seule raison. Nous aimons beaucoup le style architectural des villages Alsaciens, surtout ceux de la route des vins, la bonne ambiance, la cuisine alsacienne (à notre avis supérieure à celle de son voisin allemand) et puis les bons vins blancs.
Parmi les villes c'est Colmar qui a indubitablement notre préférence pour son marché de Noël. Les marchés de Noël des villes et villages alsaciens sont généralement ouverts de fin novembre à fin décembre mais varient de lieu en lieu.
(Consulter: www.marche-de-noel-alsace.com )

For gourmets.

Le Pays des gourmets et gourmands.

Visiter l'Alsace, surtout au moment des Marchés de Noël, a toujours suscité chez moi un accès irrépressible de gourmandise. Chaque vitrine est une invitation aux papilles gustatives.

For gourmets.

Visiting the Alsace, especially at the time of the Christmas Markets, always caused with me an irrepressible access of greediness. Each shop's window is an invitation to eat so that I set up a travelogue of my gourmet souvenirs.

  • Last visit to Alsace: Dec 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    A great page focusing on the delicacies of Alsace!

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    What a fantastic page! I very much enjoyed reading your tips on all the local products, it gave me a real taste of the region, well done!

    • breughel's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2014 at 2:38 AM

      Thank you Isa for reading my local products tips. Indeed the Alsace is a "Pays de Cocagne" for food and wine.

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Moi aussi, j'aime l'Alsace! Merci pour cette jolie page. Chez nous, le Crémant d'Alsace signifiait Noël :) Et je préfère aussi le beau nom du Kugelhopf et sa forme amusante... à sa texture. Mais surtout, d'accord avec votre intervention en forum. :)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Excellent local customs tips on the food and wine of Alsace! Car burning is on the increase in Germany, too, especially in Berlin. I am not at all in favor of cars but I don't think they should be burned, just scrapped by their owners and not replaced.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    An interesting page!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2009 at 5:48 AM

    Well Eddy, you've been busy over the last few days. Love this page on Alsace, esp the food items like Flammekueche, Kougelhopf Cake & Beerawecka Bread. I think Hans & I would love it here.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Quel dommage! What a sad state of affairs when a New Year is "celebrated" in this manner..


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