Le Medieval Restaurant in Riquewihr, founded in 1515 – the same year that Francis 1 was crowned King of France, while in England, Thomas Wolsey became Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, the King who would later meet with Francis I at Guines.
Incredibly this inn is still going strong in the charming and picturesque town of Riquewihr, Alsace. It’s a fairy-tale like village with its colourful houses and you can’t help thinking of Hansel and Gretel when you walk the central street. Balconies filled with tumbling flowers, cobbled courtyards, wine cellars open to the public for tastings of the famous wine that’s produced in the area. Little squares, bubbling fountains, tumbledown higggledy-piggledy buildings that have sat together for centuries watching life go on. Its an easy village to explore, surrounded by vineyards and has a permanently festive air whatever the time of year. It does get busy in teh summer months as coach loads of tourist arrive but in the evenings it quietens down and is a great place to discover the local cuisine. Riquewihr makes for a great base to explore the area with lots of little villages, a famous wine route and Colmar and Strasbourg not far away.
Typically Alsace, Photo by Lily Bee, Alsace