Benedictine Abbey - Vineyard Apartment - Medieval Village(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
More than a French Apartment
As others have in centuries past, we too were drawn to this place beside the Andlau River. We selected and furnished this French apartment for our personal use while living and working in Europe. We take great pleasure in sharing the apartment, and our knowledge of the area, with other independent travelers. Consider the village your garden. Within steps of the front door you can walk pathways along the Andlau River and climb through the vineyards to embrace the broad vistas from the gazebo.
There are post office, bank, cash machine, bakeries, restaurants, grocery, convenience store, and tourist bureau-English spoken. Wednesday morning is market time at the village fountain.
Originally a Benedictine Abbey dating from 1642, and a private residence since the last century, the apartment is two floors up in a four-storey building. In 1990's the interior was modernized into 12 apartments. A National Historic Monument, the exterior was restored to its original 17th century facade.
Our apartment is tastefully decorated containing everything you need to live comfortably and prepare meals as you wish. It is 40 meters sq./435 sq. ft. with an L-shaped great room - the fully-equipped kitchen/dining area open to the living area, with a comfortable, double, pull-out couch. The one bedroom has twin beds. Linens and towels are laundered for you.
A Room With A View
The apartment windows look south into the Abbey Courtyard and views
beyond to verdant val d’ Eleon.
The Abbey’s romanesque frieze is noted in the Michelin Guide and attracts small groups of travelers who seek the stories revealed of early Roman life.
We have been entertained by the glory of the Abbey bells that chime the hour, and on special occasions, by the music and pageantry of fashionable society weddings, concerts, and Bastille Day ceremonies, glimpsed from our windows onto the courtyard below. If you are a light sleeper or you are not used to bells, you may wish to take precautions.
Tour de France cyclists have whizzed past in a flash of colour, beginning a spirited ascent of the Vosges!
The walled, cedar-filled courtyard at the front of our building is a place to reflect on the day’s journeys.
Hiking and cycling are popular in the vineyards and Vosges mountains. Two castles are within easy walking distance in the forests above the apartment.
Alsatian picnic fare can be gathered from half-timbered shops along cobblestone streets; the perfect choice for a day of castle, vineyard or mountain touring. Medieval villages are strewn along the wine route and offer strolls through walled towns.
Strasbourg is the seat of the Parliament of Europe and one of our favourite cities. It offers 'La petite France' quarter, boat tours on the River Il, museums, the Strasbourg Cathedral, shopping, the arts and fine dining.
Day trips into the Black Forest of Germany are a feast for the senses. The flower-filled markets and the casino, concerts and Baths at Baden-Baden delight.
The Spirit of Place
Pagan walls and the ruins of Celtic temples lay in the surrounding forests. The tiny chapel of the archangels clings to the top of Mount St.Odile- a shrine for those seeking vision. These speak the spirit of this place. Here, life is imagined and dreams lived... for another millennium.
How To Get There
The nearest airports are at Strasbourg/Entzheim (15 minutes) and Baden/Karlsruhe (45 minutes). You can fly via Air France from Paris to Strasbourg/Entzheim aiport or from the UK to Karlsruhe at very reasonable fares and rent a car at the airport. We fly into Frankfurt, rent a car and drive 2 1/2 hours south to Andlau or you can take the Lufthansa bus from Frankfurt airport to Strasbourg train station (2 1/2 hours) and rent a car there and do the same in reverse if returning to Frankfurt.
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Member since: 2006
- Max. occupancy 3
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 m X 2m, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- full bathroom with tub and shower
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio
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7 night min stay
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Year Purchased: 1993
- Primary: Residence (403) 283-4093 (Alberta, Canada)
Andlau street scene with grand cru vineyards and gazebo in background
Comfortable beds in calm and restful bedroom
Comfortable Living area with CD and DVD player and disc library
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area with welcoming bottle of dry Alsace wine
Room with a view to the courtyard and Val D'Leon
Pizza take out by Chef Nicolas at Restaurant A La Couronne in Andlau.
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017
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