How to get there

 

How to reach Riquewihr ?


By train


Paris to Colmar with the TGV: Colmar is less than 2h40 from Paris thanks to the TGV Est. If you can reserve your tickets a month early, you may enjoy discount prices. From COLMAR Gare, you can take the bus up to Riquewihr post-office; then your gite is a two-minute walk away.


Paris to Strasbourg with the TGV: There are many Paris-to-Strasbourg TGVs with also very attractive prices.


London to Paris to Colmar or Strasbourg: Departure from London St Pancras, arrival Paris-Nord, connection with Paris-Est (Paris-Nord and Paris-Est train-stations are only one station away), once you arrive in Colmar or Strasbourg, you may rent a car to drive to Riquewihr.



Driving:


Coming from the North (Saverne, Strasbourg), take A35 going to Colmar, exit No 18 toward Saint-Hippolyte, go through the village of Saint-Hippolyte, and keep on straight on Route des Vins. After Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr is only 4 km away. It is the most pleasant and quaint way to go.


Coming from the South (Colmar, Mulhouse), take A35 going North toward Strasbourg. Take the exit at Ostheim, go through the village of Ostheim (going East) and follow the directions up to Riquewhir.



How to get into your gîte ?


You may check in between 4 pm and 6 pm at the latest, except in case of pre-arrangement. Since there is no on-call check-in as in a hotel, we will ask you to plan your arrival so that your check-in may take place during this time. Please communicate the specific time of arrival the day before, at the latest.





Alsace is in eastern France on the Rhine River border with Germany. It is unquestionably spectacularly beautiful. A very special combination of history, culture, scenery, and especially food and wine makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in all of Europe. Riquewihr is the jewel in the crown and looks today exactly as it did in the 16th Century. Riquewihr is also a very practical base to visit all Alsace, the Vosges mountains and even nearby Germany and Switzerland.


How to travel to Riquewihr in Alsace?


BY AIR - Airports and flights


Do you wish to get the most out of your holiday in Riquewihr and Alsace? Fly to one of the nearby and convenient airports and rent a car: Basel, Strasbourg or Karlsruhe-Baden are approx an hour driving only from Riquewihr. Other interesting airports (intercontinental flights) are Zurich (90 minutes), Frankfurt / Main and Frankfurt-Hahn (approx 3 hours) and Paris Charles De Gaulle (TGV train connection to Strasbourg and Colmar or 5 hours driving).


Hereafter we mention some very interesting links to cheap but reliable flights as well as cheap but good car rental. Since flights may change, please check with airlines and airport websites.


Basel airport is actually on the French territory and only a 45 minutes easy and comfortable drive to our vacation rental apartments in Riquewihr near Colmar. Drive North on motorway A35, bypass Colmar and take exit number 22 (Ostheim, Riquewihr). Continue on the road D3 to Riquewihr (heading west to the Vosges mountains).


FROM


Anywhere in the world fly to Basel Airport with British Airways and American Airlines via LHR London Heathrow.


Anywhere in the world fly to Basel Airport with Air France, Delta and KLM via CDG Paris Charles De Gaulle or with Air France via ORY Paris Orly.

Amsterdam fly to Basel Airport with Easyjet

Berlin fly to Basel Airport with Easyjet

Copenhagen fly to Basel Airport with Cimber Air

Karlsruhe-Baden Airport with Ryanair from Alicante, Bari, Cagliari, Girona (Barcelone), London-Stansted, Porto, Rome (Ciampino), Stockholm

Hamburg fly to Basel Airport with Easyjet

London (all airports) fly to Basel Airport with Easyjet

Manchester fly to Basel Airport with Swiss

Stockholm fly to Basel Airport with Ryanair

Basel airport is only a 45 minutes easy and comfortable drive to our apartments in Riquewihr near Colmar. Drive North on motorway A35, bypass Colmar and take exit number 22 (Ostheim, Riquewihr). Continue on the road D3 to Riquewihr (heading west to the Vosges mountains).


http://www.britishairways.com/


http://www.aa.com/

http://www.airfrance.com/

http://www.easyjet.com/

http://www.cimber.dk/

http://www.ryanair.com/

http://booking.swiss.com/



Other flights to / from Zurich airport (90 minutes drive), Strasbourg (45 minutes drive) and Karlsruhe-Baden (90 minutes drive).


http://www.badenairpark.de/sub_airport/index-en.html



TRAIN - TGV


Colmar is accessible by TGV trains (High Speed Trains) from Paris (Gare de l'Est), London, Brussels and Amsterdam, Zurich and Basel.


Make your TGV train bookings on the following site: http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/home/

Note that prices vary according to a number of parameters: how long in advance you book, schedule of the train, day of departure or return, etc. Try several options before choosing.

http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/home/



CAR RENTAL - RENT A CAR


You do not absolutely need a car when staying in Riquewihr but it helps a lot in discovering Alsace. Actually it depends on how long you will be staying, in which season and whether you want to discover larger areas (Alsace, nearby Germany with the Black Forest and Swizerland are easily accessible from Riquewihr) or only the nearby vineyards and cities.


Renting a car is easy and rather cheap if you follow the link hereafter. You will be able to move around easily, avoid waste of time waiting for buses and trains, finally making a maximum out of your highly valuable time. We are recommending the following online service: http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/


The best is to require your car from Strasbourg if you arrive from Paris by train. Then drive to Riquewihr. You may also have your car rental at any major airport near us: Basel, Strasbourg, Frankfurt or Zurich.


http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/




AND WHAT IF I HAVE NO CAR?


If you have no car, there are several bus services per day from Colmar train station to Riquewihr. The bus needs approx. 25 minutes from the station to Riquewihr. Visit the dedicated website for public transportation in Alsace (English version available, including schedules and timetables).



http://www.vialsace.eu/



Our Check in procedure


Our apartments are available earliest at 4:00 pm, latest 6:30 pm unless otherwise agreed.

A precise meeting time must be agreed with us at least the day before arrival. Call our house manager on +33 617 98 51 48 in order to agree about a meeting time in Riquewihr.



Driving instructions inside Riquewihr


Once you will arrive in Riquewihr, continue to the medieval city. You will face an old gate (city hall) giving way to the main street. DO NOT ENTER THE OLD CITY. Take right (without passing the gate). Remain outside the old city with the car.



Check your personal booking file for precise and personalized check in / meeting procedure.

Tél. 00 33 6 10 29 76 33

Tél. 00 33 3 89 47 12 73

Email : contact@my-riquewihr.com