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Visit Ribeauville (Grand-Est, France)

Ribeauvillé is a small town situated 16 kilometres north of Colmar, in the Haut-Rhin department of Alsace and sitting quietly below the vine and forest covered hills of the region.

Explore Ribeauville

It is a pleasant town to explore with the obligatory narrow streets of medieval Alsace houses, and parts of the ancient town walls and associated towers (including the sturdy square Tour des Bouchers) can still be seen.

Among particular highlights to be seen in Ribeauville are the 18th century Town Hall, the traditional wheat storage hall, and the Maison des Ménétriers (a particularly decorative 17th century house). There are also two churches and a grand stone building called the Sanctuary of Notre-Dame de Dusenbach.

Street and castle in Ribeauville

However the main pleasure comes from simply strolling through the picturesque streets admiring the many half-timbered houses in Ribeauville, many dating from the 16th century, with the occasional historic fountain or particularly interesting historical detail to admire.

The main square in the centre of the town is overlooked by picturesque houses and the town hall and has several cafes where it is very pleasant to rest for a while as well as an impressive fountain. The weekly market takes place here in the Place de l'Hotel de Ville each Saturday morning.

Attractions close to Ribeauville

Running up the side of the hill above the village is a cluster of three castles (Chateau Saint-Ulrich, Chateau Girsberg and Chateau Haut-Ribeaupierre) that overlook the town and are easily accessible via a marked trail that passes all three castles.

The town is best known as a place to explore the many castles and villages in this part of Alsace. The two nearby villages at Hunawihr and Riquewihr are both classified among the 'most beautiful villages of France' while among the others close to hand are Bergheim, Beblenheim and Kaysersberg. Ribeauvillé is on the Alsace Wine Route.

You can find more travel ideas in the Haut-Rhin guide and the Alsace guide.

See also: 

Map of Ribeauville and places nearby

Visit near Ribeauville with France This Way reviews

Hunawihr

Hunawihr

In the heart of the Alsace wine region you should visit Hunawihr, now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'

Hunawihr guide
Bergheim

Bergheim

The original fortified walls still surround the very picturesque village of Bergheim

Bergheim guide
Riquewihr

Riquewihr

Riquewihr is very lovely and has less to undermine its medieval charm than almost any of the Alsace villages

Riquewihr guide
Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

The substantial Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the most visited and most substantial in Alsace, and has a fascinating history - and stunning views

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg guide
Kaysersberg

Kaysersberg

The historic centre of Kaysersberg is very attractive, and the half-timbered houses along the river make it unmissable!

Kaysersberg guide
Kintzheim

Kintzheim

As well as the village itself there are several popular attractions close to Kintzheim including a castle, a stork park and a monkey sanctuary

Kintzheim guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haut-Rhin

Tourist classifications for Ribeauville

Ribeauville is classified as a village in bloom (ville fleurie) 4*

Address: Ribeauvillé, Alsace, 68150, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 48.1961, longitude 7.31917

Plan your visit to Ribeauville, Haut-Rhin

Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Hunawihr: most beautiful village
  • Bergheim: ville fleurie 4* (3 km)
  • Riquewihr: most beautiful village (4 km)
  • Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr: remarkable garden (6 km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim: remarkable garden (8 km)
  • Cigoland: zoo or wildlife park (10 km)
  • Colmar: secteur sauvegarde (13 km)
  • Marckolsheim: ville fleurie 4* (17 km)
  • Eguisheim: most beautiful village (17 km)
  • Itterswiller: ville fleurie 4* (20 km)
  • Champ du Feu: site of natural beauty (22 km)
  • Mittelbergheim: most beautiful village (24 km)

Market days in Ribeauville, France

Regular market(s) are held in Ribeauville each Saturday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Ribeauville (Francais)

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